Upon his shoulders he has been trusted with a tremendous responsibility. He should resemble and imitate on earth what God the Father is doing in heaven. He should be the head of his household, not given orders, but directing, instructing, teaching, covering, protecting, and providing for his family. Anyone can be a sperm donor, but it takes a real man to model God’s blueprint for his household and do everything in his power to not only be physically, but emotionally, and spiritually present in the home.
What would our world, nation, state, city, communities, schools, and homes look like if we had more fathers and fewer men dashing in and out of the lives of their children? Sadly, we have so many broken men and women due to the absence of their father. The cycle repeats in most cases from one generation to the next, only to increase the population of little girls longing for a covering and little boys longing for a model. I look at God and His relationship with us. First, He took the time to leave us a written blueprint as a reference throughout life’s most difficult situations. He then decided to be engaged in our lives by not only leaving His Word and His promises; but being actively involved in every step of the way. From the time He creates us, He never abandons us. He’s with us through the good, the bad, and the ugly. He teaches us, molds us, guides us, and carries us through situations and circumstances. He fights for us, protects us, and never stops loving us despite our maturity or disobedience toward Him.
Do we need father’s who are imitators of God? Of course! There is nothing more special than knowing that nothing can separate you from your father, that your father has written you sweet notes of encouragement, instructions, and promises that he has made every effort to keep. A child desires for a father to be engaged and completely present in his or her life. It’s wonderful to know that father was there during creation; but what truly matters is that he is there every step of the way and that he has never once thought of abandoning you. It’s those same shoulders that God trusted to carry out His image on earth that provides the greatest comfort to any child through life’s trials and tribulations. This Father’s Day weekend thank God for the real fathers in your life. If man has let you down, thank God that He is the ultimate Father. For His Word says that He is Father to the fatherless and that we are His children. After all, there is nothing like the real thing!
Happy Father’s Day,