A daughter sat through a Mother’s Day sermon, thinking about how she’d like to honour her dad. Her mom had died in childbirth and her dad raised that newborn and five other children.
And so it was that in Spokane, Washington, on June 19, 1910, people wore red roses to honour their living dads and white for those deceased. The day steadily gained favour and finally in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed it into law as a permanent holiday.
So again this year, it is Father’s Day.
If you are blessed to have your father with you, rejoice and give thanks; for no matter what else he did, no matter what kind of father he has been, he participated in giving you life.
And if you feel fatherless today, for whatever reason, you will find the best one ever, in God himself.
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5, KJV)
Prayer – God, give us the grace to honour our fathers while there is still time to do it. Amen