On a day like today were fathers are honored, there are many thinking who will they have to honor. It is a sad reality that the majority of our social problems can be traced back the absence of fathers; who are not doing the job that they were called to do. Boys who grew up without being taught how to be men and women who grew up to not know how to be treated by them because their role models were non-existent, even if a father lived in the house.
“For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the church of God?”
1 Timothy 3:5
Fortunately we have those others. Those fathers who have taken their role serious. Those who know that being a father is more than a biological deposit and more than providing a roof. Those who know that their responsibility is to correct, guide, support, teach, and develop the life that was entrusted to them. Those are the fathers who we honor today.
“Don’t fail to correct your children.
You won’t kill them by being firm,
and it may even save their lives.”
I also want to honor those who have stepped up to the job for those children who are not biologically theirs, but they have taken their job just as seriously.
“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a
wise son will be glad in him.”
Finally and more important I honor and praise Our Father, for creating us, providing for us, loving us, teaching us, and even sacrificing the life of His Son to give me eternal life.
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!”
1 John 3:1
I encourage you to pray for all men, to recognize the higher calling and privilege that has been bestowed on them through fatherhood.
- The Importance of Fathers (gordonkeith.wordpress.com)