Famous Father Award

1The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
2Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
3They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Psalm 19:1-3 NLT


The dream of many a youngster for many years.

Ask any late elementary or early middle school student, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and the answers may vary, but the one thing they all have in common is famous.

When people are young, they want to be known when they are older. They think that they want other people to know their name, recognize their face, and be able to quote their stats. 


So, who truly is famous?

I was pretty certain that the number one famous person in history would be Jesus. 

Merriam Webster online dictionary defines famous as known or recognized by very many people.

I would think that whether the average person believes, knows intimately, or follows Jesus, the majority have heard of Him. While I don’t necessarily agree with many of the printed images of Jesus, I would guess that the majority of people could accurately identify Jesus when shown an image of Him.

In my way of thinking, regardless of like, Jesus must be the most famous person to ever walk this earth.

According to the Pantheon’s ranking, Jesus is number 3. 

I shouldn’t be surprised, and yet I am.

So, let me share with you the “Famous One” as nominated, voted on, and given the Most Famous Father Award by me.

You can read about how “Famous One” came to be song here. Thank you, Chris Tomlin, for agreeing with me that God, Jesus, and Spirit in one ARE the true famous one!

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