by Phillips Craig and Dean

1st John 213 I write to you, fathers,

Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,

Because you have overcome the wicked one.

I write to you, little children,

Because you have known the Father.

14 I have written to you, fathers,

Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.

I have written to you, young men,

Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,

And you have overcome the wicked one.

He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug

He calls me Dad and I call him Bub

With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh

He snuggles up close and says, “I want to be like you”

I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight

Trippin’ over the toys as I turn out the light

And I whisper a prayer that someday he’ll see

He’s got a father in God ’cause he’s seen Jesus in me.

Lord, I want to be just like You

‘Cause he wants to be just like me

I want to be a holy example

For his innocent eyes to see

Help me be a living Bible, Lord

That my little boy can read

I want to be just like You’

Cause he wants to be like me

Got to admit I’ve got so far to go

Make so many mistakes and I’m sure that You know

Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try

With all the pressures in life I just can’t get it all right

But I’m trying so hard to learn from the best

Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness

‘Cause I know that he’ll learn from the things that he sees

And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me

Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall

But it’s only ’cause I’m learning from the best Father of them all.

Submitted by Christopher P.