How else do we convey our appreciation to all the awesome, relentless, tender yet strong, supportive and unbreakable dads out there? I thought this Father’s Day may be a fitting time to remind dad that he is a king! He is the son of the Most High God, the King of kings, and Almighty God. The son of a lion carries the genetic trait of a lion. Therefore, the son of a King carries royalty in his veins and wields royal power. Hey, the Bible affirms the identity of our dads as kings.
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen (Revelation 1:6)
Dad is a king!
Dear dad, our society may sometimes be harsh on you, overlook and even underappreciate your worth. Our TV ads can sometimes unfairly and disproportionately portray you as a slob, beer chugging, irresponsible, non-committal, absentee, violent, aloof, arrogant and on and on… Today, we commit to affirming and proclaiming your true worth now and always.
YOUR ARE ROYALTY. The first step is to honor you and your fatherhood role by thanking you and acknowledging your worth. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people… (1 Peter 2:9a). Thank you for being dad, Mr. fix-it-all, a friend, coach, counselor, tutor, tender yet a disciplinarian, babysitter, diaper changer, provider, comedian, nurse, cook, defender against bullies, pillar of faith, a rock for your family etc. Your journey may have been rough, you may still be trying to figure it all out and working to patch up broken pieces in the relationships in your life, or you may have mastered the art of fatherhood. No matter where you are on this journey, we affirm you. Dad, you are a king and deserving of royal treatment!
YOU DESERVE OUR GRATITUDE. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you (Philippians 1:3). On this Father’s day we want to shout out a huge THANK YOU to all dads. Why you ask? ‘Cos you don’t hear it enough. We can get preoccupied with the things you haven’t done, the unfinished chores, and our wish list of things we expected from you. Thank you for climbing hills and surmounting mountains to make it happen for your family. Thank you for the times you fell and crashed and then picked yourself up and kept chugging along while working to make it happen for your family. THANK YOU to dads in all shades and varieties: biological, spiritual, step, grandpas, foster, neighbors, adopted, mentors, pastors, godfathers etc. If you’ve ever felt underappreciated or overlooked while doing your best to be a dad, accept our bouquet of gratitude and love today. We love you and wish you many more fruitful years of fatherhood.
Dad, you are a king!
Until we meet again, *work it out.
*…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)