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Updated: 06/12/2014 08:00:02AM

A father’s greatest goal

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ROGER CAMPBELL

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K nock on our front door and you’ll find yourself staring at a plaque containing the following quote of Joshua (of wall-falling fame): “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” — an appropriate goal for any father at any time, but an especially fitting one to ponder on Father’s Day.

Who was this committed father whose words expressing his family goal remain familiar to millions after all these years? Joshua had lived an exciting and sometimes dangerous life. He had worked as a spy, served as top assistant to Moses, became the leader of his nation after the death of Moses, was an extremely successful military leader and a possessor of such strong faith that even the walls of mighty Jericho fell before him as he obediently followed the strange orders issued to him from Headquarters. But his greatest goal in life was the acceptance of his faith by his family so they could serve the Lord together.

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