Every study of children. Every single one. All of them resoundingly affirm: Dads matter.
The presence of a good father in the life of a child is one of the most formative and crucial contributors to the healthy development of a child. Not only is it sociologically indisputable, it’s theologically and biblically rooted.
This Sunday is Father’s Day and I want you to hear me say clearly: Dads at Mosaic, I know that many of you are striving to be faithful fathers under a mountain of internal and external expectations. I know that for many of you, you’ve never had a model to follow, and you are learning as you go.
Do not grow weary in doing good. You serve a vital role in the life of your family and our church.
God wants to continue to use you to be an agent of mercy, grace, provision, protection, and righteousness. Follow Him. Fear Him. Trust in Him.
I grew up with a faithful dad, but not everyone has, not everyone will. But we can be a church family full of men who look to fear God and love our families and church like Jesus. We can have eyes towards not only our own children, but those in our midst who we can bless as spiritual fathers.
As fathers looking to walk in faithfulness to God, our households can be places where those who live walk in peace, order, safety, and vulnerability. And, we can stretch our households to welcome into green fields of rest those who would be blessed to be included in that space.
We can be good men. It’s possible. We can be good husbands. It’s possible. We can be good fathers. It’s possible.
And it begins with the fear of the Lord and embracing a call to steward the power God has entrusted to us with wisdom, humility, and courage.
Let’s do this together.
Happy Father’s Day.