You see that cool "Man Up" shirt?
My dad sports it well don't yah think? I was just thinking about this "Man Up" thing after I read a post on a blog that I follow. This is what she wrote:
In the midst of this beautiful mess, I am very aware that God has blessed me with a unique man for a husband. Let's face it, most men don't want the big, messy life we have. Most men want to save money for "toys" or vacations, not adoptions and missions trips. It is not typical for man to leave the comfort of the simple life in favor of the big messy. ~LARA (The Farmer's Wife)
You can see her blog here!
After she wrote it, I instantly thought of my dad. Of course he loves cars, motorcycles (has actually owned a couple before), four-wheelers, and snowmobiles. (probably his favorite) But he chose to put that stuff behind him, and look deeper. To seek God in a time that seemed impossible. I now have a little sister, that came home from the other side of the world.
It takes gut. A lot of it too. To stand up against what this world thinks is "important" or "needed". To go against other peoples' thoughts and remarks that can be so rude. To look to a God, who can do more than we can ever imagine... and say yes. Yes I want to follow you. Yes I want you to guide me. Yes I'm going to do what you want. Not what I want, or friends or other family want... But what You want me to do Lord.
He calls us to "Man up... Love and protect the fatherless".
And that is exactly what the best dad, and superhero of my life did.