Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. (Anne Geddes, Australian-born photographer)

Today is Father’s Day in the USA. We hear a lot today about the absence of fathers in the home, and that, indeed, is a tragedy. But, as Geddes points out, it isn’t just the presence of a man in the house that guarantees a happy and productive family. Successful fatherhood requires loyalty, dedication, and commitment. Praise God for such men and pray for more!

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).