The Father’s Dream: Proverbs 22:6

Posted June 21, 2013
By Kevin Spear

Church bulletin of a father holding a child's hand based on Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

The Father’s Dream

Fathers love to dream for their sons and daughters. NFL lineman? Noted lawyer? A successor for self-made dynasties, someone to carry on the family “trade”? Whatever the lofty dream, a wise father knows the child must not fit his own plans, but the Lord’s purpose, for many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21, NIV). Each of our children come with original blueprints, not of our making, but of God’s. Nevertheless, our children look to their fathers for the gentle guidance and approval that can only come from a man committed to God’s own purposes. The wise father knows how to amend his own dreams and expectations if necessary. And when he trains up a child by heaven’s roadmap, not his own, he can take comfort and pride knowing he will receive a “well done” by the Heavenly Father Himself.

Reflection by Rebecca Barlow Jordan
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From our June 16, 2013 Reflections Weekly Worship Bulletin Service.

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