Attributes of a Father by Toni Shiloh

Father’s Day is a joyous occasion. It’s a time to recognize Dads and all they’ve done for their children. Whether those Dads are birth fathers, adopted, mentors, etc. It’s also a time that I like to reflect on our Heavenly Father. He’s the perfect example for earthly dads to imitate and the One all can look up to.

In Ezekiel 34: 15-16, it reads, “I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice” (NIV).

Such a beautiful Scripture to describe our Heavenly Father. He tends to us, providing our every need. He provides rest and a place to lie our heads. He searches for the lost. what a promise this is! But even better are the following, “bring back the strays.” Our Heavenly Father will not leave us where He found us. No, He will restore us and bring us back to the fold. Where we belong, under the security of His watch.

He heals our wounds.

Gives us strength.

And will not let anyone have victory over us.

Our Heavenly Father is the best father. One we all can imitate as we shepherd over the responsibilities He has given us. So today, Dads, wherever you may be, may you look to the One who leads by example.

May He bless you with the attributes necessary to love your children on earth. May you provide for your children, allowing them to rest in your arms, and always let them know they have a home with you, wherever they are.

Happy Father’s Day.


Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Before pursuing her dream as a writer,
Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys.

When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, making jewelry, and spending time with
her family.

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