Father’s Day in 60 Seconds

Father’s Day in 60 Seconds

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]