By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Another Father’s Day has come and gone, and yet, the puzzling question remains. Why does everyone think fathers want to stand over a sizzling grill, with smoke burning their eyes, doing all the work, to celebrate their day? You don’t see mothers slaving away in the kitchen on Mother’s Day. Noooo, they get pampered and taken out to dinner! Anyway … being a father is an awesome privilege but one that also comes with a heavy responsibility. How children relate to their fathers is how they will ultimately relate to their Heavenly Father. Do they see God as the loving, caring, forgiving Father He is? Do they understand rules and boundaries are set for their protection and well being and not for some kind of punishment? Do they see God as someone they can bring their problems and concerns to at any time knowing He will listen and not condemn? The real question is do they see God in you dad? Many children have never seen Godly traits in their fathers and thus their children never see those traits in them either. For those children John Trent and Gary Smalley wrote the best selling book “the Blessing”, giving the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. As Christian fathers, it is our responsibility to bestow that unconditional love and acceptance upon our children just as our Heavenly Father bestowed it upon us!