This year’s fathers’ day is the first one whereby I’ve paid a lot of attention to other people. It was one where I realised the depth and importance of not only knowing God but realising that He is actually our Father. As Christians and believers of the word we can sometimes minimise the word of God to be common knowledge or simply a fairy-tale that’s not applicable to us. But the word of God is true and it applies to every one of us in some shape or form. The bible says,
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 (NLT)
Yes, we have our fathers on earth but God is our one true father. Our earthly fathers are also men and unfortunately like you and I, they fall short. They disappoint, they cry, forget us and sadly they also pass away. This was the reality that hit me yesterday. Every child upon arrival looks to their fathers as that amazing strong guy that can do just about everything. Even for those whose fathers were not around when they were born, there’s this hurt and longing for that father figure; for that person who will love them no matter what, who will pick them up no matter how many times they fall.
I remember when I was younger, I’d grown up a bit too big to be carried randomly by my dad. So at night I never ate till my dad came home from work. After he ate, I’d curl up on the couch and pretend to fall asleep just so he could carry me up to my room. As I look back now as a twenty one year old girl, as much as I would love to be picked up by my Dad, as much as he would try, I’m pretty sure he’d struggle to get far lol. The point of this is…
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Psalm 27:10 (KJV)
Note that this is a when and not an if,
Meaning that it’s bound to happen at some point. But God our father who is in heaven; who is not intimidated by the pressures of the world, threatened by death or limited in is love for us, will always be there to carry and love us through the trails of life.
No matter what your situation is, realize that God’s love is extravagant and he’s with you always. So make sure you send God a Happy Fathers’ day message!
He’s the beauty in my flaws