None of all life’s challenging assignments is greater than parenting. Nothing else comes close to demanding the energy required for this role. It’s not an accident that we call its beginning “labour”! No matter what we expect in the beginning, we soon realise our theories were wrong.
As parents, God asks us to:
(1) prepare our kids for life;
(2) protect our kids in life’s storms;
(3) play with our kids for fun; and
(4) point our kids to God.
The problem is, about the time we’ve got it figured out, they’re gone. Parenting doesn’t last that long. The truth is we only have a brief window of opportunity. May God bless all our dads today.