This Sunday is Father’s Day. A day that brings different emotions for each of us. As a son who has an amazing father who has helped me become the man and father I am today—I have wonderful and positive feelings about Father’s Day. But I know others who didn’t have positive experiences with their father or who grew up without a father. For them, Father’s Day can be painful and discouraging.
Romans 8:14-15 tells us: “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
I’m not sure how each of us feels about Father’s Day and I’m not sure if this idea of God as our heavenly Father is encouraging or challenging. But as we approach this weekend, I hope that we all come to an understanding of God the Father’s love for all of us.
I believe we were created with this desire to experience God’s love. He is a perfect Father Who wants to love us and care for us in all the ways our earthly fathers fall short. He wants us to know and to understand the unconditional love that He has for us.
So, my prayer for all of us this weekend is that we can acknowledge our Heavenly Father and give thanks to Him for being the perfect, loving, kind, and just Father.