“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father
has been pleased to give you the kingdom”
– Luke 12:32
Father’s are one of the most important figures in our lives.
They have the potential to build a child up or tear them down. They have the ability to lead their household. They are one of the single most defining factors of what people perceive God is like when they hear the phrase “God the Father.”
Surely reading that phrase alone conjures up many emotions. How your father interacted with you colors the way you will perceive God as a Father. It is important to recognize this as a reality, so that our perceptions are challenged and adjusted to who God truly is as a Father and how he treats us and loves us as His children.
As the body of Christ, we have a responsibility to begin representing God as the Father He truly is. As we gain knowledge and revelation of who God is as the Almighty Father, we can in turn begin to transform people’s perceptions of who God is.
This is crucial in the day and age we live in.
There is an attack on the role of Fathers.
Children are being done a dis-service by growing up believing that father’s do not love their children whole-heartedly or that they are absent and will abandon them.
“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows
–this is God, whose dwelling is holy.”
– Psalm 68:5
Orphans are left fatherless, and it affects them in many ways.
There is a deep emptiness and loneliness that comes when you are left without a father. Not knowing where you are from or that you belong to a family is startling truth that leaves many searching for ways to fulfill their heart and feel whole.
The incredible thing is that our Father in Heaven is a father to the orphans!
He can truly heal and rebuild the spirit of an orphan, and He takes delight in His children. He gives the fatherless a place in a family and there is a sense of home that is longed for by so many orphans.
“Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.”
– Psalm 103:13
As sons and daughters of Christ, we are able to re-define the world’s definition of a father.
God, the Father is…
and full of Compassion.
Let us be a generation that empowers fathers to be a reflection of the Almighty Father in Heaven.