What is a father?
I wanted to know if a father is someone who gets drunk and withdraws ignoring a person.
I wanted to know if a father is someone who abuses.
I wanted to know if a father is someone who doesn’t show up for important events and moments.
I found a father, not my birth father, but a father who has never and will never abuse, will always be there for not only important moments, but all moments.
My new father changed my life and adopted me because of his son Jesus and Jesus dying for me on the cross.
My new father empowered me to be able to forgive my earthly father and gave me the opportunity to help my earthly father make peace with God a year before my earthly father died.
What is my heavenly father like?
His love is so immense for us that he sent his one and only son to die for us on the cross, so that we could have forgiveness and eternal life.
His love for us is pure, empowering, never ending, always present, and passionate.
His love is jealous for us. He does not want to and will not share us with false gods.
His love for us endures pain, the emotional pain of letting his one and only son be crucified for us.
Our Heavenly Father WANTS you.
Our Heavenly Father WANTS us.
He wants to love us, cherish us, forgive us, protect us, heal us, free us, and empower us.
This song by a Catholic monk, John Michael Talbot, focuses on Jesus on the cross speaking to Our Heavenly father while Jesus was on the cross. Please listen to it and let the realization that Our Heavenly Father endured his son being tortured and crucified for us because he LOVES us. Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.