Fathers are called by God to do so many different things. They teach us, they lead us, and they provide for us. But above all they love us, even when we make bad choices they still love us with the same unconditional love that our Heavenly Father has for us. They are living examples of our Heavenly Father and they help us to see just a little of what our Heavenly Father is really like.
Fathers teach us so much, even when we don’t realize it. My father helped teach me how to walk and I’ve walked around all day every day for the past twelve years without stopping once! The thing is, our fathers teach us so much and we take advantage of that way too often. Fathers are not credited nearly enough for all that they do for us and they still continue to do that. Why? Because they are natural teachers and they love us.
Fathers are also leaders. In the scriptures, so many kings lead not only their sons and daughters but also their whole kingdoms in the same manner as them. Those kinds like King Benjamin lead their kingdoms in righteousness and love and everyone was blessed because of it.
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society today.” - Billy Graham
I’d like to thank all of the fathers who have ever been, are now, and are soon to come, for all that they do. I know that it is a sacred calling to be a father and that it definitely isn’t easy but they are so important to the family. They bring their families so many blessings and will always love and support them. I know how important it is to have a father in the home and I am so glad that I have a wonderful dad who loves and cares about me.
- This article was submitted by a youth in the ward