A Day to Honor Fathers

“The glory of children is their father.” Proverbs 17: 6

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day, and I believe a father is the most important role in the family. Father’s Day is a significant day in our home of eight daughters, currently four sons-in-law and three granddaughters. We are blessed this year to see the generational significance of a Father.

I feel it is important to note that Father’s Day is recognized around the world. It may have different dates to celebrate but the reason is the same.

The role of a father is significant to the lives of their children. If a father is not present in a home it has a significant impact on the hearts of their children. I can speak to this as my own dad was not involved in my life and eventually he and my mom divorced. Weekly visits cannot make up for the role God intended a father to have in the lives of his children.

But the father who is involved, who is present, has a lasting, positive impact on the hearts of his children. He gives his children a foundation of confidence and purpose. But the BEST father is the one who walks in the wisdom and love of the Lord.

Today I want to honor all Fathers who have chosen to lean into being a Dad!

These men are the backbone of their families and the example for future generations. God intends the role of a Father to represent Him. To be the example of His heart and character: Patient, unconditional love, good, faithful, forgiving, merciful, provider, protection and best friend.

Today I want to say Thank YOU to my husband, the Father of our daughters, a man who is not perfect but seeks the Lord everyday as he leads our family. Watching him be a dad has helped to heal the wounds caused by the void of my own father. God gave us eight girls to allow my heart to be healed moment by moment as my husband loves our daughters with a relentless love — a love straight from His Heavenly Father.

Today I want to pray a blessing over all fathers. May the Lord draw them near and turn their hearts toward their precious families.

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