Why one day for Fathers just isn't enough.
We all have a father. I'm not talking about a biological dad but someone who helped shape and mold you into the person you are. We all have a father who did that and his name his God. God and our biological fathers have a lot in common though, and that's what I want to talk about.
It was last week at bible study that we talked about the holy trinity. If you don't know what I'm referring to, the holy trinity is made up of three persons who are one. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Think to yourself what a father figure is to you. I'll go first, to me it's someone who is a protector, source of knowledge and comforter. God the Father to me is a guardian, authoritative and endless love. There's a lot of overlap there. If you don't believe me, then take a look at verse Jeremiah 9:24.
"But let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” - Jeremiah 9:24 NIV
God blessed us all with a father on earth and a father in heaven. While I realize unfortunately not everyone has the same blessing of a father on earth as everyone else we can still all rejoice that the Lord will always be there when in need of a dad. The best part, He's also there when we need an advocate in the Holy Spirit and a relatable teacher in the Son Jesus Christ.
I felt like Father's Day it's the best time to talk about this because I am so grateful for my dad and the man he is. My dad is not perfect, and while he might think so he's not always right either, and that's okay. What my dad does do is love me, forgive me and support me unconditionally. What God does is love me, forgive me and support me unconditionally.
Today on Father's Day whether it's your actual dad or someone who has filled that role, show them your gratitude for showing you the same compassion the Lord has.