SEE WHAT GREAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED ON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD!! — I John 3:1a
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! And a huge thank you to each father who has done a good job to be faithful as a father; to love, protect, and fight for your child/children to have the best life possible! While none are perfect here on earth, thanks to the many who have been faithful and done well!
This day is a bittersweet day for me, Jesse Rivers, each year. It’s bitter because I have not had a father figure on earth for much of my life. Praise God that He has provided a spiritual father for me, and for that I am so very thankful. However, seeing others who have good fathers, I often long to have had that, or even to have that now, but the past can not be changed. However, this day is sweet to me also, because I have an Abba Father, an eternal Father, who has never been away from me, never left me, and has always loved me. While I can not hug Him physically, I sense His love and presence daily all around me! He is my Abba Father!
So, to you who have had a bad father experience or no father experience at all, my heart goes out to you. But we have a choice we must make this day… Will it just be a hard and sad day for us, this Father’s Day, or will we let it move us to care about the billions of children around the world who have no father? We can’t ourselves reach them all, or even many, but we can be intentional to seek out one or two children, who are fatherless, and introduce them to the Father’s heart and love for us!
As Abogar grows and reaches out, my heart seems to grow fuller with hope and love for the children here in Guatemala and throughout Latin America who find themselves homeless and fatherless! I have met the One True Father, and since that meeting my life has never been the same. I want these precious children to also have an opportunity to know Abba Father! Maybe you don’t have any children around you who are homeless, fatherless, or abandoned, but you sense God inviting you to make Father’s Day a day of generosity and support to children who don’t have a father nor do they yet know the Great Almighty Father. Please consider giving to Abogar… whether with resources, finances, talents, or time. We need a Christ-following army to arise, to battle the lies of Satan, and to tell and show these children of the lavished love of our great Abba Father! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.abogarim.org/support/ to find ways to be involved!
There is a Father to all who will choose Him, receive Him, and follow Him. He is the master of love, light, and eternity. He longs for a personal love relationship with YOU and ME, and all these precious children! May we know Him. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there, and Happy Father’s Day – Abba Father!