“…but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)- Greetings and praise the Lord! Wonderful greetings to the Saints of the Most High! I can declare like the Psalmist, “O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalm 96:1) What an awesome service we had last Sunday. God has been mighty good to Bethel and we can rejoice in knowing that He is still on the throne! To see the land being cleared and to hear of the miracles that are happening… I’m excited for God’s favor! This is “The Year of Happy!”
Today we celebrate & honor our fathers, and thank God for the time, sacrifice, and unconditional love that they’ve given. You know that when you need protection, some advice, a guiding hand, that ride to the store, some needed discipline, and especially some money, fathers are there for you! It is both a privilege and blessing to be a father… as a giver of life and a steward of God. Fathers will be there when you need them and are committed for the long-term. Even when others can’t see the good in you, fathers will never give up on you. They are there to support and encourage you on to your goals.
Unfortunately, some may not have had their natural father in their life. Others may not even know who their natural father is. But there will be those that come into your life as a father & mentor for you. However, we are all encouraged and take comfort in the scripture that declares that God will be “a father to the fatherless.” (Psalm 68:5) When you respond to the Lord’s invitation for salvation, you become his son/daughter and have the privilege to now call on him, not to a stranger, but to your father!
A Special Prayer for Father
God, bless all the fathers in the world.
Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children.
Help them to be a father like You are.
Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way. Amen
God’s blessing to all our fathers! We appreciate you! Angela and I are so glad to have been called to Bethel for such a time as this! Let us pray one for another. —Pastor A. Glenn Brady.