Fathers and Sons
Jun 24, 2020 525
Every dad hopes that his son will grow up to be a better man than he is.
We have the heights of our children marked on the inside of our pantry door and Christmas Eve 2014 was a good day. It was the day we measured my 15 year-old son against the pantry door and drew a line that definitively proved that he was now taller than his father!
Every dad hopes that his son will grow up to be a better man than he is – healthier, stronger, wiser – and in my case… taller.
Sure, I protested vigorously when my wife and son announced that he was now taller than me! Sure, I asked for a re-measure. Sure, I’d like to be taller!
But I’m reminded of what John the Baptist said, referring to Christ. He said
He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30
It is like that for fathers and sons, and I am glad of it. It is most certainly like that for Christ and me, and I am even gladder about that.