Happy Father’s Day! As a nationally recognized day to celebrate the dad(s) in our lives, this is a good reminder to pause and offer a sincere thanks to the fathers, father figures, and men who have offered to invest of themselves in the lives of others. Billy Graham said, “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” I would have to agree and want to take a moment to thank my dad for all of his love, time, teaching and wisdom over the years. You have taught me about faith in Jesus, family, honesty, honor, hard work, loving your neighbors, joy and many – many – other things. I’m blessed to have you as a dad!
A father isn’t always a biological dad. Sometimes he is a step-dad, an uncle, a grandfather, a coach, a teacher, a neighbor, a pastor or someone that serves under one of many other titles out there. But, he does teach, mentor, correct, encourage and guide as we move through our lives. I would urge all of us today to make a point of recognizing that effort; today and in the days to come. Thank you for setting our example.