On this Father’s Day we remember some special people. It is important to honor our fathers. Our society needs fathers. Far too many young people grow up without the influence of good fathers. The absence of fathers in a child’s life has proven to be detrimental to every facet of proper development and maturity.
None of us have perfect fathers. Every father makes mistakes. But every one of us has the Heavenly Father to look to for an example and guidance. This helps us in our own growth and we can look to him to learn how to be better fathers. In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. But he also taught us much about the Father.
Thankfully, we are told to address God as “our Father.” What a tremendous blessing. We are never truly alone. We know where we come from. We know who will care for us. Our Father in Heaven. Our Heavenly Father wants to make our lives better. He wants to improve our world. As individuals submit to the reign of God, the world is made better. This is the answer to the prayer “Thy kingdom come.” Let us pray that the Father’s will is done in our lives.
Our Heavenly Father understands our physical needs. As we ask, “give us this day our daily bread,” he provides. More importantly, our Heavenly Father understands our spiritual needs. As Christians pray “forgive us our debts,” God hears and makes that forgiveness a reality. As we pray to be “delivered from evil,” we trust that he is providing a way for us.
It is great to be a Christian. It is great to have God as our Father.