We don’t want,
should not expect,
and will never have perfect fathers.
All we want is for them to
make their God-given responsibilities a priority:
to teach, guide,
protect, provide for,
the children He’s given them,
in His way.
I do not think that is too much for a child to ask.
I do think it’s too much for a father to handle
on his own.
God’s plan is a wife as his precious helper,
but the great submission of man
is to depend on and yield to
the Heavenly Father.
A father will never be perfect, but he can look to the One who is.
Often a father finally bends
when the sweat of death lies on his brow.
I saw the sweet transaction,
too late for a child but a gift to the daughter
of both him and God.
Marvin Lowe Jr.
Entered Heaven: November 2003
Ten Years of Perfection
You can read one of my stories about my father and our relationship here.