The prevailing statement in the biblical records of the kings of Israel and Judah in the books of 1st and 2nd Kings is this, “and ______ became king. He did evil/good in the sight of the Lord as did his father.”
A dad present, absent, involved, indifferent or even unknown will shape the emotional and spiritual health, values and character of his child well into adulthood.
Fathers matter. A great deal.
Though the reward for years of teaching, training, playing, listening, loving, providing and sacrifice, may not be obvious at this moment, plod on.
Sometimes you are weary, flawed, imperfect, but don’t give up. Be your kid’s dad to the best of your ability and in the grace and strength of your Heavenly Father.
Thanks Dads, for all you do for your children, for your commitment to your family.
You ARE making a difference.
Happy Father’s Day!