I always find church attendance interesting on Mother's Day and Father's Day. On Mother's Day attendance is usually up. It seems that some husbands, who normally do not attend church, feel obligated to go on the second Sunday in May because "mom" asked them to.
Father's Day is different though. Unfortunately, the trend is that fathers' wishes are different. "It's Father's Day! I'm going to sleep in. I'm going to play golf. I'm going to watch golf." Because it's Father's Day, men sometimes feel like their reward should be a day off.
But what is that saying about church? Should church be something we need a vacation from? I hope not. Is our perception of church right when our first thought on a holiday is, "Good, I don't have to go to church today"?
And what about our eternal Father? If it's Father's Day, shouldn't our first thanks go to our perfect Father who adopted us into his everlasting, heavenly Kingdom?
This Father's Day, let us worship. Be a dad worthy of the cards and gifts you'll get by showing your kids what real, godly men do. They worship.
See you on Sunday, dads.