My Daily Bread – Happy Father’s / Daddy ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐บ๐๐ฆ๐คด๐โฝ๐๐๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ Day – A Fatherโs ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ LOVE ๐๐๐๐๐โฃ๏ธ reflects GODโSโ๏ธLOVE ๐๐๐๐โฃ๏ธ for us. A FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ง, is GODโ๏ธin His holy ๐ habitation. Fathers ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ are an earthly ๐๐๐๐บ๏ธ picture of GODโSโ๏ธLOVE ๐๐๐๐โฃ๏ธ and protection. As our heavenly FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ, GODโ๏ธdesigned dads ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐บ๐๐ฆ๐คด๐โฝ๐๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ to LOVE and protect their children ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐ถ๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ and to guide them in life. Unselfish LOVE ๐๐๐๐โฃ๏ธ Dad ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ who gives me a good glimpse of my heavenly FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ that’s what CHRISTโ๏ธian Dad ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ does.
A FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐๐ฆ๐คด of the fatherless ๐ถ๐ฆ, and a Judge of the widows ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ง, is GODโ๏ธin His holy ๐ habitation.
Psalms 68:5 KJV
Fathers ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ are an earthly ๐๐๐๐บ๏ธ picture of GODโSโ๏ธLOVE ๐๐๐๐โฃ๏ธ and protection. As our heavenly FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ, GODโ๏ธdesigned dads ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐บ๐๐ฆ๐คด๐โฝ๐๐๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ to LOVE and protect their children ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐ถ๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ and to guide them in life.
On this Fatherโs Day, we want to honor the fathers and the father figures in our lives and say โThank Youโ for all that youโve done for us!
As a Father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. โPsalm 103:13 NIV
A Perfect FATHERโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ. A life ๐๐๐๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆโ๏ธ lived for CHRISTโ๏ธis the best inheritance we can leave our children .
The righteous โ๏ธ๐๐๏ธ lead blameless lives; blessed are their children ๐จโ๐ฆโ๐ฆ๐ถ๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ after them.โProverbs 20:7
My father once admitted to me, โWhen you were growing up, I was gone a lot.โ
I donโt remember that. Besides working his full-time job, he was gone some evenings to direct choir practice at church, and he occasionally traveled for a week or two with a menโs quartet. But for all the significant (and many small) moments of my lifeโhe was there.
For instance, when I was eight, I had a tiny part in an afternoon play at school. All the mothers came, but only one dadโmine. In many little ways, he has always let my sisters and me know that we are important to him and that he LOVES us. And seeing him tenderly caring for my mom in the last few years of her life taught me exactly what unselfish LOVE looks like. Dad isnโt perfect, but heโs always been a dad who gives me a good glimpse of my heavenly FATHER. And ideally, thatโs what a CHRISTโ๏ธian dad should do.
At times earthly fathers disappoint or hurt their children. But our FATHER in heaven is โcompassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in LOVEโ (Ps. 103:8). When a dad who LOVES the LORD corrects, comforts, instructs, and provides for the needs of his children, he models for them our perfect FATHER in heaven. โCindy Hess Kasper
Heavenly FATHER, thank You for Your faithfulness that I can always count on. Please help me to live today in a way that leaves behind a legacy of faithfulness and LOVE.
A life lived for CHRIST is the best inheritance we can leave our children.
INSIGHT: Proverbs 20:7 challenges parents to model righteousness. In contrast to earthly parents who may disappoint, however, our heavenly FATHER LOVES us perfectly. Psalm 103 describes GODโS LOVING character and asks the reader to remember the gracious benefits He gives His peopleโforgiveness, healing, redemption, LOVE, and compassion (vv. 3-5). These benefits are rooted in GODโS character described in verse 8: โThe LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.โ This verse reminds the reader of GODโS own description of His character in Exodus 34:6: โThe LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious GOD, slow to anger, abounding in LOVE and faithfulness.โ Ask GOD to help you model His faithful LOVE to others. J.R. Hudberg