Everywhere we look we see broken homes, broken families and broken people. There's an attack on the family institution as well as the sacred covenant of marriage.
There's fathers who abuse their children, mistreat their families or just walk out all together. What happened? But then, I look at my own father and I see nothing but strength, guidance and love. Thus earning him the loving title of "daddy".
The movie 'Courageous' ended with a very powerful question. A question that wasn't just directed to the people sitting in that auditorium,but to every person who would ever watch that movie. Alex Kendrick asks, "where are you men of courage?" After posing this question many of the men around the room began to stand, amidst watching eyes, to signify their acceptance of the challenge of living courageously. The challenge was easily said, but it wasn't easily accepted nor easily done. It was a wake up call, a reality slap to empower men to become the courageous leaders of their families, to become true christlike fathers and to fearlessly love and guide their families through all circumstances.
As times continue to get more difficult and these attacks continue, we need these men to be prepared to rise to the challenge of leading their families. Father's day isn't just a day to receive "totally unexpected" gifts and eat expensive food. It's a reminder of the role and duty that father's must fulfill.
My father as always been the rock in our family. He's calm (usually), logical and reasonable beyond belief. Even in the midst of all these female hormones, he guides our family firmly and gently. In my opinion, he’s the smartest man I know. Never have I known a problem that my dad couldn’t fix, or a question he couldn’t answer. If I have a problem, I know he’ll always be there to talk to me about it. Not only am I truly blessed, I also have a very good picture of what a father should look like. The task is difficult, but it's worth it.
So, men of courage, are you willing to stand and accept the challenge?