FATHER’S DAY! We wish all the Fathers who read this a very happy Father’s day celebration on Sunday. Until someone has a son or daughter of their own they will never know the joy and love that appears in the heart of a father as he looks upon his child. As much as that is true from a human standpoint we also know that God the Father feels that way towards us as His sons and daughters in the faith.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court,” (Psalm 127:3-5 NIV). Fathers, we are blessed by God to have the children He has gifted us with. May we take time this day, and every day, to thank God and also tell our children how much we love and appreciate them. Every day let us truly be a godly father to our children and a loving husband to our wife who has partnered with us in bringing these great blessings into our lives.
God reminds us in His Word that all of us are to, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you,” (Exodus 20:12 NIV). This commandment from God reminds all of us that fathers are to be held in esteem by their children just as He commands elsewhere that fathers are to love and train their children. As we obey God in this area of loving our father God rewards us with His blessings. Father’s Day can be a great day for everyone as we obey God’s Word and do what He says to do.
("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).