Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father of the Fatherless

Tomorrow is Father's Day.  Though it is a Hallmark holiday, it has caused me to reflect upon the father of my children.  As I type this, Joel is in the other room reading to the boys.  He is such a wonderful father. He adores his children and takes pleasure in spending time with them.  He makes the time to play with them, read to them, and most importantly lead them spiritually.  He faithfully teaches the children about our Heavenly Father.  One thing I have been reflecting upon is how he absolutely loves Darya.  Though she is not biologically his daughter, it makes absolutely no difference.  Darya is his daughter and he is her father.  Such a godly example of how our Father looks upon us.  Though we were once children of darkness, God saw fit to sacrifice his son to make propitiation for our sins, so we may be called His children.  We are redeemed and adopted by God!  He loves us that much!!   Ephesians 1:4-7  "even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.  In love he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,"  You should read the whole chapter.  It is such a beautiful picture of our adoption as children of God.

Psalm 68:5 "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation" 

This morning, I was reading one of my favorite blogs.  My heart ached at these boys who do not know the love of a father.  Every day, my boys pray that the orphans would find loving families.  Are you one of those families?  I know not everyone is in a position to adopt, but everyone can pray and advocate!

I love you Joel! Happy Father's Day!

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