Scrolling through Facebook on a day like Father’s Day we will see many dads being being honored and celebrated. We will read about dads who were their sons first hero and their daughters first love. Most little girls believe they are going to marry their daddy and little boys boast of their dad being the strongest. This is as it should be.
We will also come across tender posts of dads no longer with us but still dearly loved and missed. For most of us it is a day that reminds us of the value as well as the gift of the fathers in our lives.
For some a day like this last Sunday will evoke heart ache due to either an absent father, a difficult relationship with a dad or a dad grieving the lack of relationship with his children.
I’m thankful to be among those who were able to genuinely honor and celebrate the men in our family. To those for whom this was a tough day, I would like to remind you of the One who encourages and strengthens us, the One who knows our pain and comes alongside to comfort. This is our Father who never leaves us or forsakes us, who always believes in us and only had kind things to say. He is the Father to fatherless and the best Dad there is.
As believers we are never orphans, only sons and daughters and we do have a Dad who celebrates us, restores to us what has been lost and heals that which has been hurt. Every day can be Happy Fathers Day when our eyes are on Him, the author and perfector of our faith.