Sunday, June 16, 2013

Your Ultimate Father

This is the first Father’s Day without my Dad. As I browsed through Twitter this morning, the pics and kind words about having and being fathers is interspersed with those sad that they can’t celebrate this day with their own Fathers. It got me thinking about those who never had a Father involved in their life. Many people live without knowing their dads at all, or maybe the only memory of Dad is pain and heartache. 

If that’s you today, I want to remind you of one simple name of God: Father. The best dad in the world is not perfect. God the Father is the only father that never dies, he’s the Eternal Father (Is 9.6). He is the only one who perfectly gives good gifts to his children (Mt 7.11). He is the perfect disciplinarian as a Father (Heb 12.7-11). The best earthly fathers are just models that point to the true Father, God the Father. 

If you are hurting today, remember that this world is broken. The role of earthly fathers is designed by God to point us to himself, the true and everlasting father who loves his children more than we can even comprehend. 

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