This Sunday is Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor dear old dad. A day when gifts and hugs are given freely. A day when we treat our dads like they should be treated all year.
It is a day that takes on even more meaning when your dad is no longer with you. This is my third such Father’s Day and, well, let’s just say there are times when I just miss my Dad.
I was blessed to have one of the all-time great Dads in history (I won’t say he was the greatest, because I don’t want to start an argument, but he was!). He set an exceptional example of what a father is supposed to be.
Unfortunately for many children, their father is no longer with them, not because he passed away but because he chooses not to be with them. He either walked away from his wife and children or, well, he walked away because he and the mother were never married and her getting pregnant just doesn’t fit with his plan.
Either way and for whatever “reasons” most of the time these children miss out on something very special...a relationship with their father (there are a few exceptions to every rule, though).
My heart aches for these children. Children who will never experience the joy of having a father who loves them and would do just about anything for them...or can they?
This Sunday is Father’s Day, but in all truth, EVERY Sunday is Father’s Day (and every other day for that matter). No matter how good or bad or absent their earthly father is, they have a Heavenly Father who loves them so much that He sent His One and Only Son to earth to die for them.
So on this Father’s Day, I urge you to spend some time thinking about those children whose earthly father has failed them. Then take some action to make sure those children know that they have a Heavenly Father who will NEVER fail them!