By: Susan Bea Good
Biological offspring do not make a man a father. Millions of children in the United States don’t have a “father,” because work makes fathers, and too many men choose not to work!
My own father worked since he was a young boy, in a print shop, picking potatoes and apples, and painting houses. As a teen my husband was already working regular hours cutting lawns and bagging groceries. One of my grown sons works from dawn to dusk, sometimes all through the night, to provide for his children. Another son has children that he does not “father.” Instead he has abandoned the care and provision of his three offspring to their mothers and replacement “dads.” I will say that I do appreciate the men who have stepped into my grandson’s lives to give them examples of a working dad.
Talk is cheap, and failed promises are a detriment to children and their connections to their biological dads. Dads that work may be short on words, but they are long on example. We should all appreciate our hard working dads, and tell them so often.
“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.” (Proverbs 23:24 ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!