“Time doesn’t heal all wounds. But time with the Father does.”
I was able to celebrate my Heavenly Father and all He has done in my life by exhorting at church today. In this exhortation, I simply shared what I have learned over the past 12 years.
We can’t define our view of Father God by our experience with an earthly father – whether good or bad. We have to understand Father God by what His Word instructs us.
He is not a father who will walk away when things fall apart because the Word says He never leaves us or forsakes us. He is not the father who withholds His love or approval when we misbehave because the Word says His love never fails.
Hopefully this helps you see why I have so much to celebrate, despite the fact I have not been able to embrace my natural father in over a decade. It is my prayer whether your dad is here on earth or in heaven, whether you know him or not, whether you have had a beautiful relationship or a tumultuous one, that you would find joy in celebrating your heavenly Father today.
I am grateful that He has never left me. I am overwhelmed at the gift of His unwavering approval. He has always kept His promises. It still makes me smile to think that He chose me.
Yes, I have a lot to celebrate today.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad!