Father’s Day Q and A

Today is Father’s Day. It is a day set aside each year to give us an opportunity to celebrate, honor and remember our fathers. Even though Father’s Day is a great time for celebrating fathers and fatherhood, we need to keep in mind that it’s not the same experience for everyone. Fathers are not without fault and unfortunately, many of them have left behind bad memories in place of glad memories and Father’s Day for their children is a difficult time. However, just as every person has an earthly father, every believer has a Heavenly Father and Father’s Day with Him has the same meaning for all of us. The Gospel of John tells us how to become a child of God:   “Yet to all who received him [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13 (NIV)   And, this verse in 2 Corinthians reminds us that we are children of God:   “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV) Even if our relationship with our earthly Father is tainted with bad memories, we can take the opportunity to celebrate the love our Heavenly Father has for us and know that He will never leave us or forsake us.