A Father’s Love


A Father’s Love

By Christopher B. Copas

To the one who keeps his family safe—

To the one that protects

Who never forsakes.

To the one who moves much more than he speaks.

To the man whose spirit always remains—

Even when he has to leave.

To the man who faces his problems head on

Who lives by his word, no matter how hard.

For no matter how far that his promise may take him—

His word is his honour—

An inscription carved in stone.

To the man who sweats to feed his family.

To the man who listens much more than he talks.

To the man who endures his own burdens,

Who always walks the walk—

Who overcomes with his silence…

Much more than most do with sound.

To one who is stable

To one who is calm

Who even when gone

Is always around.

A Father is the beginning of life,

And the catcher of many a curve.

And yet—

A Father is also one…

Who works far more than he plays

Who always keeps going…

Who never adjourns till the end of the day;

Who refuses to become despaired or dismayed—

No matter what.

This to me is my Father.

So to all the many Fathers out there—

I exclaim "congratulations!"

Especially for those who always try—

To love their children with all their might—

To do unto them that which is right—

Who sacrifice their time and their energy—

In order to faithfully embody—

That which is and shall always be—

Their defining truth—

An eternal legacy…



Christopher B. Copas


8 Responses to “A Father’s Love”

  1. WOW! Christopher, this poem describes my Dad to a “tee” (including a golf “tee”, as he loved golf!). I, to this day, aspire to be the kind of man my Dad…was.

    It is obvious, that you know exactly how “we” fathers strive to do what is right by for children, and yet always seem to fall short…in our own eyes! Fortunately, “our” Father above, fills in the gaps, and if we truly believe in God, we are “blessed” with children that surpass everything, we Pray they will become!

    It is only when they (our children) grow up, that we realize, all our Prayers, have truly been answered!

    Christopher, in my opinion (be that as it may), you have a “way-with-words” equal to ALL the great poets of all time! God Bless!

    • Dear Bob Wise:

      Thank you so much for your very kind words!

      Never before have I received such a compliment.

  2. My Daddy has been gone about 16 years and I miss him so much. He was always there ministering with the word and tending to our needs. Jesus always gave him
    word of salve that healed the wound and the words that took out the bringer.

    Children and adults are blessed to have a Father in Heaven who loves us unconditionally and protects us from all harm. He goes before us in all things and he fights our battles and he never looses. He puts blessings on us that the enemy can’t take away. For that reason we were raised to call no one Father but the Heavenly one.

    I pray that all Dads will have a blessed holiday from our Father, in Jesus name.

    As always Marianne excellent job with the selection, we are blessed to be here with you on your site. Especially for me at this time of spiritual warfare and wickedness, thank you for remembering me and mine in your prayers as I remember you.

  3. ‘Use Of The Word “Father” In Scripture –– (With Numerous Variations)’

    (22) Then THE LORD GOD made a woman from the rib that He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man.

    (23) The man said––

    “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called ‘WOMAN’ –– for she was taken out of man.”

    (24) That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

    (Genesis 2:22-24)


    So thus, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household, and ruler of all Egypt. (Genesis 45:8)

    Now hurry back to my father and say to him –– “This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down unto me; do not delay.” (Genesis 45:9)


    Honour your father and your mother, in order that you may live long in the land that THE LORD YOUR GOD is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)


    (7) Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan.

    (8) And Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

    (9) When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha –– “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”

    “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

    (10) “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said. “Yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours — otherwise, it will not.”

    (11) As they were walking and communing with one another side-by-side, suddenly –– a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to Heaven in a whirlwind.

    (12) Elisha saw this and cried out –– “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment, and tore it in two.

    (2nd Kings 2:7-12)


    (13) The one who was dying blessed me; and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.

    (14) I put on righteousness as my raiment; justice was my robe and my diadem.

    (15) I was like vision to the blind, and feet to the lame.

    (16) I was a father to the needy, and I took up the case of the stranger.

    (17) I broke the fangs of the wicked, and snatched the victims from their teeth.

    (JOB 29:13-17)


    (4) We will not hide them from their children. We will tell the next generation of the glorious deeds of THE LORD and His power –– and the wonders that He has done.

    (5) He decreed statutes for Jacob, and established the Law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, to teach their children;

    (6) That the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born –– and they in turn would tell their children.

    (7) THEN they would place their trust in God, and would not forget His works, but would keep His commandments.

    (Psalm 78:4-7)


    As a father has compassion on his children, so THE LORD has compassion on those that fear Him. (Psalm 103:13)


    (20) “In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah.”

    (21) “I will clothe him with your robe, and fasten your sash around him, and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem, and to the people of Judah.”

    (22) “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; and what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”

    (23) “And I will fasten him as a nail into a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.”

    (24) “And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house…”

    (Isaiah 22:20-24)


    (28) Jesus said to them –– “Truly I tell you, at the revival of all things, when the Son of Adam sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

    (29) “And each one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake –– shall receive a hundred times as much, and will inherit eternal life.”

    (30) “But many who are first shall be last, and many who are last shall be first.” (Matthew 19:28-30)


    (1) Then the high priest asked Stephen –– “Are these charges true?”

    (2) To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.”

    (3) “Leave your country and your people,” God said –– “and go toward the land that I will show thee.”

    (4) “So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Harran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living.”

    (5) “He gave him no inheritance here, not even enough ground to set his foot on. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though (at that time) Abraham had no child.” (Acts 7:1-5)


    Paul called Isaac “our father” in Romans 9:10.


    From 1st Corinthians:

    (15) Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers. Yet it is in Christ Jesus that I became your father through the gospel.

    (16) Therefore, I beseech you to imitate me.

    (1st Corinthians 4:15-16)


    From Ephesians:

    (1) Children, obey your parents IN THE LORD — for this is right.

    (2) Honour your father and mother — which is the first commandment WITH A PROMISE—

    (3) So that it may go well with you, and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.

    (4) Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath. Instead, bring them up in the nurture and discipline OF THE LORD. (Ephesians 6:1-4)

    Best Always,
    Christopher (CBC)

  4. A wonderful poem and tribute.

    My father was just like this.

    As society usually sees the mother as the softer, loving parent, and the father as the strong macho provider, it is good to remember that the best fathers are those who are sensitive and loving as well.

  5. if you do not mention st. joseph you miss part of truth

  6. I love my kids an just wish the best.4 them an me.

  7. I sat here reading this and the tears were falling, we lost our baby just before Christmas and this sums up exactly the father my partner was to our son. I have found great comfort since losing my son in the ‘blogosphere’ and writing a blog about my journey, perhaps in someway being able to organise my thoughts http://www.amotherwithoutachild.com God bless x

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