Here are some super encouraging resources from Justin Taylor about being a father of children with disabilities. He includes links to resources from Desiring God ministries and others. Whether or not this is your situation, these are encouraging are good reflections for Father's Day.
Here are three original coloring sheets you can print out and use at church or home around Father’s Day. These were created by Mandy Groce, a visual artist, and a Sojourn elder's wife. You can leave a comment below to express your appreciation or other thoughts on these coloring pages. Directions: For each of the coloring sheets below, you can download a printer friendly PDF version or a full size jpeg image for anyone who wants to modify these pages directly.
- The first coloring page shows a father reading a Bible while two children (boy & girl) watch over his shoulder. The text is a prayer that reads, “Thank you Lord, Fathers are a blessing!” You can download this file as a printable PDF file or as a JPEG image (453K file size).
- The second coloring sheet has a father hiking with his daughter following along. The text in this picture is a prayer which says, “Dear God, Thanks you for my Daddy!” You can download this file as a printable PDF file or as a JPEG image (534K file size).
- The third coloring page pictures only four different children (2 boys & 2 girls). There is not father displayed in this frame but the text says, “God is the best Father anyone can have!” This one will provide an option for children who have no dad in their life and may feel left out at father’s day. You can download this file as a printable PDF file or as a JPEG image (814K file size).
Father's Day Sojourn Kids Music by Bill Bell Male singer and guitarist: "Hi, I'm Mr. (First name)"
Female singer: "I'm Ms. (First name)"
Guitarist/other instrumentalist: "I'm Mr. (First name)" Male Singer/Guitarist: Does anyone know what holiday we celebrate this month? That’s right, Father’s Day. Father's Day is a day that our whole country celebrates daddies. Dads are the ones who protect their families and care for them in hard times. When you fall and scrape your knee, it might be your daddy who picks you up and holds you while you cry. Can you tell of other times where your daddy cared for you in hard or painful times? (take 2 or 3 stories) Well, God the Father is like that, but even more so. He cares for us perfectly and is always there when things are good or bad. This song tells about this Father, who cares for all his children every moment of every day.
Female Singer: Do you all know the ultimate way that God showed his love for us? By sending his Son to die for us. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were sinners Christ died for us.” God the Father did something really loving when he sent his Son to die for sinners like you and me. And by doing this, he invites sinners to call him Father for all of eternity—that’s a long time! Let’s sing this song to help us remember: “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were sinners Christ died for us.”
2. “Romans 5:8 (NIV) Scripture Memory Song,” Music by Mark Altrogge, as Recored on “A Ransom For Many,” Hide The Word, Volume 2 © Forever Grateful Music Male Singer/Guitarist: Some of you may have daddies that you see every day. Some of you don’t have a daddy who’s around very much. Some of you may not have a daddy at all. Whether your dad is around a lot or not, no dad is perfect because every dad is a sinner just like I am and just like you are. Because we all sin, we fail not only to love each other perfectly, but also to love God perfectly. When we or daddies or mommies or whoever should show love all the time, we fail and show anger or meanness or rudeness or disrespect. But God the Father has a love that is unending. For those that believe in him, he never turns his back, never fails, never leaves, never lets go. His love lasts forever.
Guitarist or other instrumentalist: We are going to pray. . . fold your hands and be still and talk to God. Let's pray.
Thank you, God, for sending your Son to die on the cross so that all who believe in you can call you our heavenly Father. And thank you for letting us see what your love and care is like through our daddies here on earth. Help us to honor our fathers. Please show special grace to our dads as they love us. Help them to trust in Jesus alone for salvation and hope. God, help our dads to teach us about you every day. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.