It’s Father’s Day again, a special day set aside to honor our fathers.
I want to tell you about my Father…
My Father is a wonderful father! He loves me so much and He always has loved me. I know that the day I was born He was there loving me, so excited to see me. He held me in His arms and blessed me. He said I had His eyes. His dream for me was to live a blessed life and to be a blessing to others.
As far back as I can remember He wanted to spend time with me. He always wanted to share His heart with me, continually pouring His love into me. He would ask me questions that made me think and then He would give me the answers. When I had questions about anything, He was there and always willing to talk. As I grew up and life became more difficult, my Father continued to encourage and affirm me in my life decisions. I can never lose as long as He is with me, loving me.
Even when I did dumb things, like getting angry and wanting to live my life independent of Him, He continued to love me. He never turned His back on me and never stopped loving me.
I’m learning to be more like Him. My Father is with me always. When I started a family, He was there; not just loving me, but my wife and children as well. In fact, He calls them His children and they are. He loves them with the same love He loves me with, providing everything we could ever want or need because of His great love.
My Father didn’t decide to love, He is love. He loves the whole world as much as He loves me. His love for us is so great, so deep and so wide, we can’t understand it with our minds. Only when we open our hearts can we begin to comprehend His love for us.
I first learned about Father’s love by watching my older brother Jesus and His relationship with our Father. Their relationship was so special and so intimate. Jesus lived in the bosom of our Father. He did only what He saw our Father do and said only what He heard Him say. They were so close that at one point, if you saw Jesus, you saw our Father. Jesus loved the Father so much, He came to earth to die in order bring many sons into glory. They love us so much that they decided to come and make their home with us and in us.
I invite you all today, no matter who you are or where you’re from, to open your heart, allow Him in and let Him be your Father too.
Happy Father’s Day!
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