Sunday, June 21, 2020
A novel idea. . .
And those who want to honor their dads will do this. They will go with their dad to church, taking up the new found discipline of weekly worship or continuing the familiar pattern in their own lives. They will honor their dads not with a sappy card but with an acknowledgement of the gift of a witness to the faith and a promise to be the a witness in their own homes. They will by loving their own spouses faithfully and raising their children in the faith. They will pray with their dads on Father's Day and keep on praying for dad and for those God has placed in their care all year long. They will honor the Lord with words that confess Jesus Christ and with works that show forth the light of His saving work to those around them.
Yes, we can grill and laugh and enjoy a beer. Hopefully not just on Father's Day. But underneath it all we cannot forget that the primary role of the father is to teach the Heavenly Father to their children, bringing the love of Christ into the home, and bring those in the home to know their Father's House as they know their own. Maybe I am dreaming. I hope I am not. Happy Father's Day!