This Sunday is Father’s Day. A wave of golf, grilling and naps will sweep the country. It’s Dad’s day – he gets to do what he wants, eat what he wants and drink what he wants (at least, that’s how I’ve explained the holiday to Laura!). For followers of Christ, it’s an amazing opportunity. An opportunity that far too many of us blow.
Dads, when you get to script the day, is church in the plan? Or do you blow it off? Sleep in? Get an early tee time? Linger over a big omelette? It’s your choice. But don’t fool yourself, your kids are watching.
Are you going to show them that real men prioritize their family’s spiritual health or are you going to show them that church is something designed to make women feel nice? The stats tell us how way too many men answer the question. Mother’s Day is one of the highest attended Sundays of the year. Father’s Day one of the lowest.
Men, lead your family well this Sunday. Psalm 145:4 tells us, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Sometimes it’s as simple as getting up, getting the family in the car and heading to church.