Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day. Thank you for all you do! No gift can compare to what you have given us over the years. The presence of godly fathers in our lives is often the first glimpse we have of our Heavenly Father's love for us. They guide us, encourage us, discipline us, and love us where we are.
My father, on the other hand, has always been quite vocal. He's got a word or an anecdote for just about everything. His knowledge has always astounded me, and he is truly a jack-of-all-trades. More than all the stories, though, he has always encouraged me to work harder, smarter, and to persevere through the tough times. He has believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Even when we have clashed, I have always known he has loved me...and I couldn't love him more.
I know that Father's Day can sometimes be a difficult day for people, perhaps because they have lost their father, never knew their father, or had a father incapable of showing real love to them. For those, I want you to know that your Heavenly Father loves you with an everlasting love that cannot be tarnished. If you will come to Him through His Son, Jesus, He will shower you with His love and compassion.
May you know the deep, deep love of the Father today and always!