Questions, Always Questions

father and child having fun

A few years ago, at a legislative coffee, a question was asked of the legislators ‘What is the greatest threat schools face today?’

In scrolling through some posts the other day there was a picture of a small boy being tossed into the air as it were by his father. We’ve seen this game of tossing the child up and catching them. It’s great fun, although mom’s often protest with the words, ‘not so high.’

The problem in the picture I saw was that as the child is flying upward someone was erasing the father out of the picture from underneath. In effect, it’s as if the child in the picture is in freefall with no one to catch him when he comes down.

A few years ago, at a legislative coffee, a question was asked of the legislators ‘What is the greatest threat schools face today?’

The simple answer given by the older legislator was, ‘The absence of fathers in the home.’ The startled response by the person who asked the question was, Well, I didn’t see that one coming…

Is it only in this ‘civilized’ country of today that fathers have been erased from families as unnecessary? This has been the case until at some recent point the experts realized that homes without fathers are messed up.

Far too long our country has attempted to remove the male figure from our society and label masculinity as toxic. Our government has been replacing men/fathers with its self—Paying women to remain single and have children ‘out of wedlock.’

it was a win/win situation for the government daddy. Women have children, and then turn the children over to the state to indoctrinate them while the women must work at a job to make ends meet and we all pay higher taxes in order to provide free child care and more education.

Men were only necessary for impregnating women then they could disappear. This worked as well as the elephant project that removed the older elephants from the family and left the younger elephants to grow up without adults.

When the bull elephants came to their teenage years they began terrorizing the communities. At that time it was discovered that the young elephants needed the older males to teach them how to behave.

Now the experts are admitting that fathers are a very important piece in the family for both sons’ and daughters’ physical and mental development. Studies show that people who first get an education, get a good job, then marry before beginning a family are much more likely to succeed.

When Young Fuzzy was taking piano lessons his last teacher used a twist on the saying ‘practice makes perfect.’ Because if you practice something wrong and continually practice it wrong, no matter how much you practice it—it will always come out wrong. The phrase should be perfect practice makes perfect.

Of course, no human being is perfect, not men or women. Only God is perfect. We see many families struggling today for different reasons. The main reason is how far most people have rejected God. If we don’t honor God we won’t honor one another.

God is the author of humans and families. The farther we get from God and his plan on living and life the more problems we have and the more difficulty we will have to put our lives in order. The more distant we drift from God our lives become more disorderly and chaotic.

James 4:

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.