I was sitting in the car while my wife went into the grocery store to pick up a few items and while waiting I saw the cutest scene. It was a young man and his little, maybe 3 yr old, son. They were dressed alike, blue jeans, tee-shirts, tennis shoes, and matching baseball caps. The dad was holding on to his son’s hand as they walked along and entered the grocery store. Seeing those two reminded me that next Sunday, the 17th, is when we celebrate Father’s Day. We celebrate it to honor fathers, fatherhood and male parenting and it compliments Mother’s Day in May. There are over 24 million children, 4 out of 10, living in homes with no father or with someone else who is not their father. God’s plan and design for the family was one man one women for life in a loving home, (Matthew 19:5). Fathers are expected to lead much like in dancing. They are also to protect, to provide, educate, train and love and care for their children, (Deuteronomy 1:31, 6:4-7, Psalm 103:13, ). They are to discipline but not to be to harsh, overbearing or exasperating, (Proverbs 13:24, 1:8, 22:6, Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21). Often it is not easy being a father and dad so this Sunday let us pay them a little attention and acknowledge and keep them in our prayers. See you in Church next Sunday.