June gives us a special opportunity to focus on dads, the often unsung heroes in our lives. My dad, Bill, is definitely my hero!
My dad has many wonderful qualities. Growing up, he was a good provider, a diligent protector, and a sensible disciplinarian; in my adult years, he has been a faithful friend and wise advisor. These are just a few of his noble attributes, but for me the greatest is that my dad loves unconditionally. Because of this I have seen and experienced the infinite love of my heavenly father through the eyes and actions of my dad.
For many – especially among those we serve, fathers have not been part of the landscape of their day to day lives. They have not experienced the unconditional love, care and protection that God intended through their earthly fathers. Unfortunately many have experienced the exact opposite. Nevertheless, I believe and have hope that it is God’s plan for a father to be an important and affirming part of their children’s lives.
Take time on June 19, to hug the “dad” in your life.