Our Heavenly Father
BY JIM TAUBE
Father’s Day is always a special day for me—thankful for being a father and for the children God has blessed me with.
I think back to how my life changed when our first son was born. Our home changed because I had a new life for whom I was responsible. Life expanded to outside of myself and extended to my son. That felt like a huge responsibility, and I sensed the gravity of taking care of his every need. This makes me think of how Christ takes care of our every need.
Despite the times that I’ve failed as a father, Jesus has been faithful in answering my prayers for our family and forgiving my failures. His grace has supplied answers when I didn’t know how things were going to work out. Growing my faith, He has provided solutions far above what I could ever imagine for my family.
Despite the times that I’ve failed as a father, Jesus has been faithful in answering my prayers for our family and forgiving my failures.
Father’s Day makes me think of our heavenly Father and the sacrifice of Jesus. Jesus was totally obedient to God and sacrificial to the point of going to the cross. He gave Himself completely for saving the world. That’s an example for me to give myself like Christ did—for family, for church, and for witnessing to others who need the Lord. It also reminds me of how I am to be the leader of our family, in serving Christ and being the spiritual leader of our home.
God’s Word shows the most important paternal relationship—God the Father with Jesus His Son. I know that through my faith in Jesus and Him sacrificing His life on my behalf, I become a son of the one true God and joint heir with Jesus. I can rest in the fact that through that faith in Christ, I have a heavenly home waiting for me and will spend eternity worshiping the Lord and heavenly Father.
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