Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day!
Let’s celebrate our fathers!
Often, the world explains away fatherhood as the just a man who helped bring a child into the world. However, fathers are not just “baby daddies”. They are designed to fulfill their destinies in God.
The Word of God continues to highlight the importance of a father in the lives of his children. Beginning with Adam, fathers have been responsible for the nurture and protection of the family he has been given. (See Genesis 1). Fathers are to follow hard after God in order to know how to handle this awesome privilege and responsibility. In Ephesians 5 and 6, we can infer that as a father follows Christ he will love himself and treat his family with the loving kindness that yields a great legacy of love for generations to come.
Fathers, we love you! We appreciate you! We are blessed by your presence in our lives. Keep up the good work. Your Heavenly Father sees you and is proud to call you son (Matthew 3:17)!
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. ~ Proverbs 223:24 (ESV)
In Christ’s service,
Pastor Jabulani McCalister