The Agony of Fatherhood

A young father-to-be was pacing back and forth, wringing his hands in the hospital corridor while his wife was in labor. He was tied up in knots of fear and anxiety, and beads of perspiration dropping from his brow revealed the agony of his suffering. Finally, at 4:00am, a nurse popped out of a door and said, “Well, sir, you have a little girl.” He dropped his hands, became limp, and said, “Oh, how I thank God it’s a girl! She’ll never have to go through the awful agony I’ve been through tonight!”

Let’s hope that his wife never got word of his comment!

It is tough being a father. Let’s be thankful for all the dads out there, and be sure to say a special prayer for them this Father’s Day.

“Honor your father…”—Exodus 20:12.



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