What a gift and privilege it is to be a father. The joy of being part of our children’s growing and developing. The opportunities to support and encourage, to comfort and protect those we love so much. The responsibility to share with them the love of Christ and help them to discover firm foundations for life and then to release them as they forge their own way in this world.
As we celebrate Father’s Day again this year we give thanks for fathers and the distinctive role they have in nurturing and caring for our children.
We give thanks for those whose love overflows into the life of their children. And we pray for those families where there is brokenness in relationships, asking God in his goodness and mercy to bring healing and reconciliation and new sense of vocation in the life of those fathers entrusted with the care and protection of their children.