this goes out to those who believe they are among the fatherless crew. my heart and these words go out to you.
i’ve grown up in a fatherless home, no daddy around. just me. my mom. and my brother in the house. daddy walked out – left us cold. no letter, no hugs, he just had to go. sometimes, i’d cry. i wondered who would teach me how i was supposed to be approached by males. who was i to look at, mimicking a love between a woman and a man. where was i to go when my heart got broken. who would teach my brother how to be a man. who would teach him how to play sports. where would he go when he needed a man to man conversation. i always wondered these things. and my pillows were drenched in curiosity and anguish and lament for the longest. because i was branded a bastard. a child with no dad. just a kid made from a loveless sperm cell. nothing and no one more , nothing and no one less.
i could not fathom living another day with this burden i had placed upon myself with not having a father in our household. i wasn’t fully alive.
i never thought a day in my life that i’d be saying this … but my Father actually adopted me. my eternal Father … you know … your Father too … our Heavenly Father, God. He knew what He was doing when He allowed His own will to be done, by orchestrating our father’s out of our lives the way He did. by any Godly means necessary, He wanted us to fall down and call on Him, calling Him Daddy.
just as an earthly father would wrap his strong arms around his child in a quaky storm, our Heavenly Father wraps His strong arms around us through the good and the bad, eternally. that’s forever. that’s faithful. that’s Love. the Son of God gave His life up for you and i, why shall we continue to dwell upon what’s not, and what will possibly NEVER be here with us. we have Someone so much greater holding His arms out for us to come and rest in them. why must we continue to turn away?
we may have been left, mistreated, raped and/or molested by our earthly father … but now, we are adopted
with love, grace, passion, and faithfulness by God the Father. He has the remedy for the broken hearts
. our model of Love
is demonstrated through the Son Christ Jesus and our Heavenly Father. the Love we should
mimic. anything and everything
we sought for in our earthy fathers, our Heavenly Father already has it and is willing and able to share it with us.
from this day forward, the word fatherless should no longer exist. our Heavenly Father is not and will never be considered less than. instead, He is greater than any and every father on this earth because He is the ultimate Daddy of them all – and He has graciously adopted you and i into His Kingdom. there’s no reason to for any of us without an earthly father to be down and out on father’s day. when in Truth, Father’s day is everyday because everyday is God’s day.
in the future, which will you choose to give your attention to?