Dads Matter Too
We live in a society that doesn’t celebrate dads anywhere near as much as moms. However, even as a dad I understand why to a certain degree. We don’t actually give birth to any child. We usually aren’t near as patient. We usually aren’t around near as much. And, compared to most moms we aren’t typically near as sweet. But, there are some clear reasons fathers should be celebrated.
One, a home with a true father figure typically thrives way more than average. Whether a biological dad, step dad or granddad. If a dad steps up to the plate that home will be stronger. It’s the way God set it up to be. He knew that the Eves and Adams bring something special to the table. When either is not present someone significant is missing in action.
Two, a father plays a significant role in a son’s life. A son needs a dad to demonstrate what a real man should be like. A father can show a son how to be a provider, protector, and leader of his future home. Without this kind of male role model many boys never learn how to become men. Every son needs a father figure that can hold him accountable and set an example before him. Sons need a dad they can be proud of and one that can let them know he is proud of them.
Three, every daughter needs a father. There is no denying that in many cases there are momma’s boys and daddy’s girls. There is a longing in most girls for their dad to be their hero. Someone who shows them what a real man looks like. Those who when necessary come to their rescue and provide a steady source of unconditional love to them. Most girls with daddy issues carry those issues with them well into adulthood. Daughters need a steady father figure so they aren’t starving for male attention later on.
Last but not least dads should be celebrated because many of them work very hard for their families. The average hard working dad does everything with his family in mind. It might not always be spoken, but it’s his greatest motivation. They strive to do everything they can to provide the best life possible for the family they dearly love.
So, if you’re lucky enough to have a father figure in your life that really cares let them know how much they are appreciated. Those words will mean so much in a world where the title “dad” isn’t always looked at in a positive light. Despite the many dads missing in action there are countless dads doing all they can to play their very significant role.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (Ephesians 6:1-3)