Sunday, 15 June 2008

Remembering Fathers

My pastor made a joke about Fathers’ day and Mothers’ Day today. He said most of us grew up singing the song “shi shang je you ma ma hao…” (Mother is the best in the world). So we’re really accustomed to motherly love. It sort of like built into my sub-conscious mind.

What about fathers? When it comes to father, the song we all learned was … “ge ren lai, jao ba-ba, ba-ba bu jai jia”… (Guest came, look for dad, dad not at home). Not very convincing isn’t it?

Joke aside, we cannot undermine the love of fathers. I have many friends (myself included), who aren’t very close with our fathers. Perhaps it is the culture that we grew up in. Whatever it is, their sacrifice, just like mothers’, is beyond any word can describe.

As we remember our earthly fathers today, I would also like to pray tribute to my heavenly father who made the greatest sacrifice ever. And it is good that we actually have a song that speaks about the Father’s love… one that made me tear… enjoy…

Happy Fathers’ Day to all Fathers.

24 comments:

andrew said...

Weee!!! Happy Father's Day to Jesus!!! Praise The Lord!!!

Jemima said...

Happy Belated Father's Day to Our Heavenly Father & all Earthly Fathers!!!

Hope you're doing well, Zewt.
God Bless!

suituapui said...

Bless u, zewt! Nice song!!...

I think our traditional fathers assumed their role as breadwinners while the mums were the child-carers...and thus they were not as close to the kids and they couldn't seem to express themselves emotionally.

But rest assured...beneath the hard, seemingly cold exterior, the love and warmth are old somewhere in there!!!...I know, and I don't like it that way, so I try to be different with my daughter! Hope you will be with your kids too in future.

suituapui said...

Oops!!! *...are all there somewhere

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Dads are the best! Moms too. No question about it. :)

myop101 said...

I thank the Lord indeed for being our Abba...:)

I was teaching the kids the story of the prodigal son yesterday to let them know how great is the love of the father is...:)

Huei said...

i wish i could still celebrate father's day =(

Seaqueen said...

I think fathers has always been hidden behind the mother's view because most children are very attached to their mothers who takes care of them since young. But I'll always remember when my mum rotans me I'll always go running to my dad. Always my daddy's little girl. Hahhaha!!!

And I'm also blessed by the Father above that gave me my daddy on earth.

cbenc12 said...

i love my father more than my mother! cos he loves me more too..hehehee (luckily they cant and dont read blogs) i love them both la.. hehehe.. nice song!

gracieq said...

I grew up without the chance to get to know my father. During my angsty growing up teenage years, I found Father the God and question Him for not allowing me to get to know the person who fathered me. I eventually made peace with God and know deep inside me that my father is up in Heaven in God's arms, looking over me and my Mum. :)

cc said...

I suppose the norm of mother's love being celebrated over father is because a father's love is often reserved. It's so quietly and softly displayed in many settled ways.

Jun said...

when will it be YOUR turn? ;p

apap said...

ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ya,bro...wats d song's title?? thx haf a blessed life. Amen!

lynnx01 said...

Well said, Zewt. Indeed, as I reflect on my earthly dad's love and sacrifices.. they are not perfect.. it's just a glimpse of what our Heavenly Father is! How wonderful and great He is.

missironic said...

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers! Oops..I'm a little late, arent I? ;P

Rashikaps said...

I was closer to mom when growing up because dad was hardly around.. workaholic that he was. Now he's more like a friend.. :)

Huei said...

eh..i din comment properly ytd!

nah..i was MUCH closer to my dad..everytime ppl asked me who i liked more when i was young..it was always dad

i think ppl say little girl's first love is their dad, n little boy's first love is their mum..well it's true over here! =)
everyone around me knew my dad loved me the most..shopping..going out..fetching me here n there..he was always the one

ArMs said...

Praise the Lord... I dropped tears watching the Passion of Christ... He's a wonderful father to us...

Mcmercedez said...

Most of the time, mothers will always give their biggest sacrifice for their children.. As for me.. My dad did not do any of this at all.. I didn't have any father's love at all.. So I can't comment anything on this..

But I'm honoured that my father above have always be there for me and I'm blessed that I'm his son..

kyh said...

I can't seem to find myself sharing stories (personal) with my dad. Wth mum, I'm much better off. Dunno it's my ego or what... Hmm...

Edi神 said...

what does the future hold for malaysia?

Dooms??

There are so much of uncertainty!

I am really thinking of bringing my family to migrate for good.

Is even harder to be husband now than during my father times!

With all this payrise for TNB head adding fuel to fire!

zewt said...

andrew - Praise His name forever!

Jemima - thanks... i am doing ok. getting better :)

suituapui - yeah, i told myself i will not be a bad father. i want my children to grow up with an earthly father's love too.

Kenny Mah - amen to that!

myop101 - and we will all someday be a prodigal son... part and parcel of growing up :)

huei - you can still... think about it.

zewt said...

seaqueen - if my mom rotan me and i go to my dad, my dad will join the circus!!

cbenc12 - love them both la... don tbe bias hehe.

gracieq - amen to that, I am glad you found peace in Him.

cc - cos dads are cool :)

Jun - dont lah rush me... :P

apap - hello, welcome to AZAIG. the title is called "The Father's Song".

lynnx01 - though it is only a glimpse... it's already so good right?

zewt said...

missironic - better than never :)

rashikaps - good to hear that. time to make up for lost time.

ArMs - yeah, that movie was just too powerful. and it's only a reflection.

mcmercedez - well, i am sure he did something behind the scene. no matter what, we are called to honour our parents nonetheless.

kyh - it's always like that. thus the song... shi shang je you ma ma hao... while dad is... bu jai jia.

Edi神 - well, heard TNB's ceo got 100% payrise, how about that????