We don’t really do Father’s Day at church. On Mother’s Day we’ll have a special family service, with a Mother’s-Day-themed-sermon, culminating in the children presenting all the women of the church with daffodil posies. But Father’s Day doesn’t get a mention. Why are the Dads so hard done by? I think it’s because Mothering Sunday in the UK is thought to be very traditional. And hey – Mum’s are worth celebrating! On the other hand, for those of us on this side of the Atlantic, Father’s Day is said to be a commercial invention… an American import. But I want to speak up for dads because dads are worth celebrating! They may well have brought us up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6 v 1-4). They give us a glimpse of God’s compassion on his children (Psalm 103 v 13). They picture the benefits of God’s loving discipline (Hebrews 12 v 4-11). They help us to imagine God’s boundless generosity (Luke 11 v 11-13). Hey, I even anoint my daughter’s car engine with motor oil (Psalm 23 v 5). Perhaps not all Dads are great—but lots of them are. So, if you’re a dad in church this morning would you remain seated and let the rest of the church acknowledge and celebrate Father’s Day by giving dads a clap and standing ovation.

Source: http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/blog/news/2015/06/09