This Father’s Day, I am not spending it with my earthly father.
I have many issues in my current family that hinder me and my earthly father from having a relationship at the moment. But, I will spend Father’s Day rejoicing because of the love that my Heavenly Father shows me.
~”The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”~Jeremiah 31:3, KJV~
I always knew that God loves me. On certain days, it is hard for me to accept because I do not have a relationship with my earthly father. I will use this Father’s Day 2020 to bless my own earthly father and not curse him so that he can experience the love of Christ in and through me. It is my prayer that he will one day be saved. But, that choice is entirely up to him, as God showed me, and as a result of the work that God is doing to save my earthly father.
I love my earthly father very much. I also care about my earthly father very deeply. At the same time, I have to keep reminding myself that only God can save my earthly father through the power of His agape love. Even if I do not hear from my father this Father’s Day, I am content with it because I know that my Heavenly Father God loves me more than my earthly father loves me.
I make this statement because as fallen humans in a fallen world, we do not love others as we should in the way that Christ first loved us through His death on the cross and His resurrection. My earthly father is not perfect and neither am I and that is why all fathers on this big, green earth need Jesus this Father’s Day.
I hope to reconcile with my earthly father some day. I hope that he will forgive me of my sins just as God forgave him of his sins and I have forgiven my father for his past offenses towards me too. It is my prayer that my earthly father will see that God so loves him and desires a relationship with him. It is my prayer that my earthly father will see how much he needs Jesus because of his sin nature like I need Jesus because of my sin nature. I am in no way bashing my father because I love him very much. I am only praying for him to come to know Jesus as His Lord and Savior.
I believe that if my father chooses to reconcile with God that he will be open to reconcile with me, as his daughter. That is where true love and true forgiveness begins. This is also where the healing starts.
I choose to forgive my father this Father’s Day. I choose to love my father with the love of Christ this Father’s Day, even if it may be at a distance this season. I choose to reconcile with my father when he is ready, even if it is not on Father’s Day 2020. I will be patient and wait on God to work on my father.
I won’t give up on my father. I won’t stop praying for him or loving him. I am always there for him until that day that he is ready to speak to me again, in the Name of Jesus Christ. God bless my father this Father’s Day 2020! Amen!