A friend and erstwhile professor of mine told me this week “Love your kids. It’s the most important thing you’ll ever do.” I agree. And I’ve been meditating on that, but rather how it applies to fathers. We cannot overstate the impact of having a good father. .
Every child is born powerless and vulnerable. In total need of protection. Having a father claim you as his child, BE there to protect you, and provide (with the mom) for the child’s wellbeing, is huge. So much of our self-worth, our identity and worldview (whether positive or negative, hopeful or fearful) come from our fathers. .
And the bad fathers leave more lasting damage than many of us realize. .
Plenty of my friends have had absent fathers. Abusive fathers. What a relief it is to know what our worth isn’t *actually* determined by an earthly man’s failures and successes, but in the God who created us. Knows us. Loved us, and will call us his children, if we let Him. .
(And no I’m not taking about Charles, though he is an amazing father.☺️ #swoon)