Happy Father’s Day

June 15, 2011

So, what did you get your dad for Father’s Day?  An ugly tie, soap on a rope or a pair of socks.  Luckily it was always your dad who said, “It’s not the gift, it’s the thought that counts.”  I trust that you’ve taken the time out to thank your father for everything he’s done for you.  Or maybe there’s nothing to say thank you for.

 

One of the problems for some people in accepting God as their Father, is the memories they have of the way their father treated them.  It’s unfortunate but true that sometimes the greatest hurts are caused by the ones who are supposed to love us the most.  The mere biological act of siring a child does not make a man a father, but listen to how God’s word defines our relationship with Him: John 1:12-13 “Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him.  So he gave them the right to be the children of God.  They were not God’s children by nature or because of any human desires. God himself was the one who made them his children.”  Neat huh?    
  

You see the truth is this: God isn’t necessarily like the father you had, but He is the father you need.

 

So Dads I hope you all have a great Father’s Day, and I hope everyone takes the time to thank their heavenly Father for all He is and for all He’s done for you.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.