We would be remiss if we did not end this week by acknowledging that there are many readers and families for whom even the topic of father is a painful one. For many their earthly dads have let them down, abandoned them, even severely wounded some. This is a tragedy because the very role of father was intended to point us to our Heavenly Father. It is no wonder that so many today have difficulty acknowledging God as father or even acknowledging His existence.
Never the less for those who have been wounded and hurt by their dad, there is One who is waiting for you with arms outstretched. He will not fail us because he, in his very nature is perfect. 1 John even states, “God is Love.”
Luke 15 reminds us not only of how deep God’s love is for us but that He waiting and watching for us to come to Him. “I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” (Luke 15:18-20)