Father’s Day originate in the early 1900s. But it was resisted, rejected and even made fun of by many for years.

To give some context, Mother’s Day became a holiday very quickly.

It began in a church in 1908 and 6 years later Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday.

Fathers day was not that easy. It too was celebrated in local churches and Woodrow also attempted to make it a national holiday but it was rejected.

The sentiment: was that Father’s Day was a gimmicky way to get the family to buy gifts for dad that he didn’t want – with his own money.

Newspapers ran cartoons highlighting the feeling that for most dads, Father’s Day would be more of a burden than a treat.

64 years later [1972] Lyndon Johnson finally made it an official holiday.

Now I’m a father of 4 and I can tell you – being a father is my greatest joy. I didn’t have father when I was a kid and everyone knows – a boy needs a dad.

The good news is that the God of the Bible understands our need for a father. The bible teaches us that God is a good father who loves us very much.

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. [1 John 3:1 The Message]

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