It’s Father’s Day in my part of the world. That means breakfast in bed for my husband as he’s a Dad to our six kids. It means coffee, presents, a plethora of cuddles, kisses, and enthusiastic kids (no matter how big they are now) piling onto the bed early in the morning. Photo’s and messages are posted on social media, phone calls from and to family members who are not in the house and lots of yummy food.
Father’s day is also when we get to reflect and focus on someone else; our heavenly Father – God! The ultimate loving, forgiving, ever patient Father who just happened also to create the Universe.
The amazing fact to remember on Father’s day, and every day actually, is that God, who some know as their Heavenly Father, invites all of us to “call Him Dad”.
Sometimes that may be difficult to understand, especially if you have not experienced that sort of relationship with your earthly Father’s. But God wants you to relate to and know Him as your loving, compassionate Dad, always busy planning good things for you. He consistently, without fail, has blessing on His mind for you.
Today if you are struggling with your concept of God as a loving, trustworthy, caring Dad, who only wants the best for you, I want to encourage you to look through the perspective that Jesus gave of Him.
Jesus came to earth to reveal what God is like; that He heals all who come to Him, that He destroys evil, rejoices with the truth, and is ever patient and loving. He is not seeking to judge you but to draw all men, women and children to Himself. Read through the bible in Matthew, Mark. Luke and John and see the heart of the Father for all humanity. That’s the true picture!
Today, know that the very one who spoke and the world came into being; the one that made the tiniest insect and the tallest mountain, sees and knows all about you. He wants you to know today He loves you and that you can call Him Dad!
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (John 1:17)
Prayer: Lord, sometimes it’s hard to comprehend just how much you love me. Please help me to understand that you see me. You see me when I’m happy, when I’m feeling great and when I’m not. You see me because you know me. (Psalm 139) Help me to let go of any insecurity, pride, and trust issues and accept your love for me, and that I can call you my Dad. In Jesus name Amen