No child should question the love that comes from their father. No father should separate himself from the love he provides to his child. Unfortunately we are in a time when absentee fathered households are prevalent. In school, the teacher would do roll call every morning. If you were not there, you would be marked absent. When it is time to vote, if you are not going to be in town on Election Day, you can cast an “absentee” ballot.
Our children should not go one day calling your name, and you are marked absent. The heart and mind of a child is very impressionable. If you miss too many days of school, they expel you. Too many households have children with expelled fathers. There are too many fathers that settle for that absentee moniker. This has to stop! We have to take back our homes and stop walking out of our children’s’ lives, thinking it is okay. Our children need us and it is time for dedication from dads who will say “I am here” when called. It is time for dedication from dads who will say, “Present and accounted for,” when The Lord calls fathers.
Fathers were created to lead, love and to provide lessons. Fathers have been created to provide, to protect and to prosper for their children and their children’s children. It’s hard for a child to truly have direction when father is always absent. It is difficult for a child to learn in school if the class is being taught by a substitute teacher. And, just like school, so much in life can be missed by a lengthy absence of the father. There is a roll call being made and all fathers need to answer this call. Right now, if you are not present in the lives of your children, it is time for you to take your place in their lives. Stop being marked absent. Nowhere in the kingdom, or the definition of dad is a place for absentee fathers. God is calling; your children are calling. When they call your name, will you be marked absent or will you be present and accounted for?! As for me, I will be present and accounted for!