Fathers are under a lot of criticism these days – for that matter so are all other men. Somehow there’s been a push to make both sexes generic. I suppose it’s because we want to be equal in every way.
I am of the opinion that we are equal in God’s sight. He doesn’t differentiate when he doles out salvation. Why would He hold back in our every day living? There are things men do, which women can’t, and visa versa. We were designed by One who knew that both would compliment each other.
There are so many reasons to thank men for being fathers. Not only are they procreating to populate the world – which requires no special skill – but they’re also given responsibilities anyone would desire on their resume’. They’re problem solvers, “go-to” men, decision makers, first aid administrators, care givers, financial wizards, teachers, spiritual guides, goal setters, fixer uppers, strong and reliable. In addition to that, they give advice, answer lots of questions, provide for their children, give them tools for living and will stop on a dime to give their kids attention. They know how to administer justice when discipline is necessary. They come to their child’s defense when they know they need an advocate. Their love should be, but isn’t always unconditional. Wow – that’s a lot to expect of anyone.
Fathers have been fashioned by the Creator – who made all of us equal. God is the perfect example of what a dad should be. The greatest gift a dad can give his children, besides his time and attention, is directing them in God’s path. With God, they will accomplish things they only dreamed. You’re leaving the richest legacy any parent could give their child – the gift of knowing how much our heavenly Father loves and cares for them.
Thanks, fathers, for giving us life and seeing to it that we have the necessary tools to get through it.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!