A small boy’s definition: “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, only you don’t spend as much on the present.
Here are some interesting statistics:
1. If your parents worshiped with you regularly while you were growing up, chances are 80% that you will worship God regularly, too.
2. If only your mother worshiped regularly with you, chances are only 30% that you will worship regularly.
3. If only your father worshiped regularly with you, chances are still 70% that you will worship regularly as an adult.
David Foxgrover, a researcher in this area, provides this interpretation. “Fathers have a great impact on their children’s faith and values. That’s pretty obvious. But there may be a more important conclusion: If only Mom is nurturing the kid’s faith, then it is easy – especially for boys – to conclude that faith is a female thing, and if that’s the case, it is easier for children to dump it as they get older. If Dad stays home on Sunday, the message is clear: Faith is not important to Dad, and if it’s not important to Dad, it need not be important to the kids.”
It is good that we should honor fathers on Father’s Day. It is better that fathers should be Christian and honorable.
DON’T FORGET THE FATHER’S DAY COOKOUT AT CHURCH ON JUNE 20th AFTER WORSHIP AT 10 A.M.
A doting father used to sing his little children to sleep. He even learned a few lullabies to lend some variety to the task. This was something he could do at night to help his wife out. And he kept up this task until one night he overheard his four-year-old give her younger sibling this advice, “If you pretend you’re asleep,” she said, “he stops.” That was the end of the lullabies.