A Father to Follow
We have many people who teach, model and train us in various fields... the home, the school, the marketplace, parenting. Most importantly, there are people who have been instructed in matters of the Christian faith, have that modeled in real and raw matters of life and encourage others to fight the good fight.
There is nothing routine and rote about walking closely with Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul reminded the Church in Corinth that their origin was certainly all because of God's grace but God uses human agents to facilitate His redemptive program.
The implications are tremendous... we are so prone to follow magnetic personalities, but do they have our greatest interest at heart? God uses His servants to establish a relational bridge of trust that withstands the tremendous weighty truths of life.