Not Many Fathers

November 19, 2013 — 6 Comments

Dave Richards & Scott Squires

This picture speaks

Of a belief

Made reality.

Two men…generations apart

The older embracing the younger

Pointing the way

“Under his wings you, young man, will find refuge.”

A loving spiritual father

Encouraging, restoring, inspiring

Reassuring, strengthening

Giving identity.

Teacher, apostle


The younger

a spiritual son

Listening, learning

Attentive, receiving

Growing into the man God intended

Fulfilling the call of God

Stretching his wings

Learning to soar.

In the future

His own arm will embrace

Someone younger

Point him to the future

And pass down

The lessons learned

Continuing the call

of spiritual fatherhood.




6 responses to Not Many Fathers

  1. This is beautiful! I love it.

  2. Cheri, I love this!! So beautiful!

    • Thank you Karla! It is wonderful to hear from you. I have witnessed these two men’s lives and how God has used this spiritual father to train the younger. It truly is a rare and beautiful thing.

      By the way, I love you blog and the way your writing reveals your passion for Jesus. You always inspire me!

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