A Father's Love

Happy Father’s Day! I love days like today because it is an intentional time to recognize the father figures in our lives. My own dad is so precious to me, and I count myself very blessed to have had an incredibly involved father throughout my childhood and the support that came with that. He continues to be a blessing to Claira and I—and now our son—being a great Poppy!

Often when I think of a father’s presence, it is one of comfort. When our son is sick he wants to hold onto me. We see this time after time as we study scripture, related to our relationship to our Heavenly Father. Paul mentions this feeling several times, as his own relationship with the Lord began in a miraculous way, “…the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father’” (Romans 8:15). Then even with Jesus at Gethsemane, “Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. ‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will’” (Mark 14:35-36). Whenever I read this passage, I can’t help but get emotional! Imagine being witness to this prayer and the depth of it. It is an example of how we ought to cry out to the Lord, our Heavenly Father.

We also seek a father’s wisdom for advice, and even though my son may not like that I’ve “ruined his fun,” I’m looking out for him. In Luke we see this relationship given more depth, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:32-34). Our Father provides, we have all we need in Him.




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