The reason I titled this piece ‘Fatherly figure’ is because a father figure tends to be someone in power, with the zeal and strength to worship God.
As Christians, we tend to refer to great men of God as ‘Father…’ or ‘Baba…’ due to their rank or position in the church but if we look deeper into it, this title is mainly used for those that demonstrate the ability to lead or direct several people in the right way.
Recognising a man with the father figure is not only down to whether he has children or not. Yes, it is also a reference to a man that plays a part in the life of children, but He can also be referred to as ‘Dad.’
I’m sure many will be thinking they are the same thing, I previously thought the same. Although, when thinking about it deeply, there is a significant difference between the words ‘Father’ and ‘Dad’ and this is because, as mentioned above, a father is a man we respect due to his duties as a Godfearing man.
Whereas, a dad is more or less recognised as the male parent of a child, whether he fulfils that role is another thing entirely- to which he then progresses to be recognised as a father.
I believe we should honour all fathers alike this Father’s Day. Whoever you may have in your life that represents that of a father figure is one to be honoured.
A man of God that allows his actions to show his zeal and love for our Father in heaven is exactly that, who with his speech and doings unto others is worthy of the fatherly figure.
Author: Hannah Williams
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