““For God (the Father) so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”“
In a culture such as ours is today, fatherhood has been reduced to a term that either generates the picture of an incompetent, inadequate fool or an abusive totalitarian. I find it extremely comforting and encouraging that when God chose to relate to man, He introduced Himself to us using the title Father.
What comes to mind when you think of your father? Is it a kind, benevolent, loving dad or someone completely the opposite? For all of us, to some degree, our fathers have made us who we are today. As a father of adult children, I can now look back and see what kind of imprint I have made upon my own children; some of it is commendable and some not. There are no perfect fathers on earth, but there is One in heaven!
Men, we have such a great example in the scriptures as to how a father should be. It is my prayer that as dads we would allow the grace of God to make up for our own inadequacies and failures. It is never too late to adopt the example of our Father who is in heaven. You can choose right now to pick up the phone, e-mail or write your child and express to them the love that you now realize has always been there but was not so faithfully shown. Father’s Day is not about us getting a gift, recognition, or a barbecue in our honor; but rather is about us giving to those whom God has blessed us with. Only you can redeem in the minds and hearts of your child(ren) that your calling as a father has been established by God.
What a great example we see in John 3:16 (above) when Jesus Christ speaks about God our Father. So then, above all else, make sure that your child(ren) know(s) and understand(s) that you love him/her with a caring and understanding heart like our Heavenly Father does. This kind of love cannot be bought with money, toys and trinkets; it can and must come from their dad. So get up this day and reach out to your child(ren), wherever he/she is.
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