For most parts of the world, Fathers’ Day is celebrated every third Sunday of June. Normally, the celebration is not as grand as during Mothers’ Day, but such is not the case for Taysan Full Gospel Church.
Because people have different love languages, the church thought of different ways to honor the fathers in the church. First, mothers and children gave heartfelt messages. They thought of a thing that best represents the head of their family and explained why they chose that thing. For example, one son said that his father is like a carabao, because a carabao is strong, hardworking, and persevering. It endures heat even at midday to bring food on the table. With such words of affirmation, the fathers were overjoyed and felt even more ready to face challenges ahead.
Second, each family awarded their father with a sash that says “Best Dad in the World.” This gesture brought a huge smile in everyone’s face. Who says that a sash is only for beauty queens?
Third, the church gifted all fathers with a cap. This was a simple token of gratitude to tell the fathers that “We appreciate you.”
Lastly, what celebration would be complete without a special number? The children danced and played tambourine. Towards the end of their performance, the adults joined in.
It was a day filled with honoring, fun, and fellowship. The honor was given not only to the earthly fathers, but most importantly to the Heavenly Father. Without Him, we would not be enjoying anything good. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)