In honor of Father’s Day.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7)
On Father’s Day the pastor spoke of the importance of having an honorable dad. But as he spoke, tears slid down her face. Embarrassed, she quickly brushed them away. Although sensitive to the pain of an unfulfilled relationship, she was hesitant to acknowledge the hurt. She was afraid.
She often noticed women happily relating to their fathers as the warmth of his love spilled over their lives like a bubbling waterfall. But, for her, that part of the puzzle was missing.
As a child, her mother mentioned many times that her father didn’t want her. Although she needed him, he didn’t need her. But this lack in her life only made love difficult to understand. Over time she became obsessed in her search for someone to fill that void.
“So, why did I come to church on Father’s Day?” she whispered under her breath. “Why am I here?” I wish there was someone who could make everything right. I need a father.
It was then the Holy Spirit whispered in her ear. “You have a father,” he said. “God is your father. He will make everything right.”
A calm, peaceful feeling then settled over her spirit as those words were whispered in her heart. This was going to be a good day after all.
And now, when she’s overwhelmed with the issues of life, and needs someone to lean on, she can rest in the arms of her heavenly Father. He is the father she always wanted, and needed.