Thinking about Sunday and beginning to prepare my heart for the message from the Word of God, I remembered this statement from John Piper about the responsibility of a father to his family:

A famous cigarette billboard pictures a curly-headed, bronze-faced, muscular macho with a cigarette hanging out the side of his mouth. The sign says, “Where a man belongs.” That is a lie. Where a man belongs is at the bedside of his children, leading in devotion and prayer. Where a man belongs is leading his family to the house of God. Where a man belongs is up early and alone with God seeking vision and direction for the family. [Desiring God]