Fathers are extremely important to God. The word father is used 145 times in the NASB version of the bible. One hundred forty five times. One of His first Commandments is to “honor your father…” (Deuteronomy 5:16). In our culture, we have set aside a special day each year to do this.
Again and again, our attention is directed toward fathers, their role in our lives, what is expected of them (read the story of Abraham and Isaac!) and how we are to treat them. What may not be so obvious at first glance is that all these references point us to our Heavenly Father.
In Deuteronomy 6:5, Moses tells us, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” The only way to truly do this is to make every day of our lives Father’s Day. We will reap the benefits of His love in amazing ways if we are willing to do this. That’s His promise to us in the remainder of the verse I quoted above. It says, “…that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you…” (Deuteronomy 5:16)
This year, Father’s Day and Pentecost coincide. We have a double celebration. We celebrate our earthly fathers but we also celebrate the gift God sent us on that special day.
Jesus told us that He would send us a helper after He ascended to the right hand of God. The disciples waited 10 days. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was sent and poured into them. This single gift from the Father, added to the gift of salvation through Jesus, has changed everything for us. IF we follow His command through Moses. Join us on Sunday morning at 10:55 to hear what Pastor Ann will share regarding these subjects. We will be live-streaming on FB if you aren’t able to attend, but we would love to have you present as we honor our fathers and our Father.