Honoring Our Heavenly Father
We all have different relationships with our fathers. But dads do tend to have a special place in our hearts. This may be a little stereotypical — and this is not intended to mean that moms do not do this too! — but dads are hardworking, yet they still make time to help us with our homework or projects we have going on. They lovingly share and teach us their special talents without complaint. They may be tough on us, but it's only because they want us to grow up to be the best human being possible.
Since it's Father's Day this week, we tend to think more about our natural fathers and father figures than we may the rest of the year. If we are lucky enough to still have our father with us, we may stress out to find the "perfect" gift for him and a card that says exactly how we feel. We may plan to go visit him over the weekend or give him a call. Regardless of what we do, this Sunday, we tend to honor and celebrate our father figures for everything they have done for us throughout our lives.
But have we ever thought to celebrate our Lord in Heaven on Father's Day?
Honestly, the thought has never before crossed my mind on Father's Day until I was writing this. After all, we can't exactly buy Him a Hallmark card or pick out the perfect tie.
Even though we can't physically do something to honor and celebrate everything God has done for us throughout our lives, we can still honor God and show Him how much He means to us.
We can testify of all the prayers He has answered, all the blessings we have felt, all the people He has put into our lives ... He's given us everything we have.
We can practice being a good Samaritan and help someone in need.
We can sing our hearts out full of praise to Him, whether we are gifted in song or not.
We can attend the Sunday church service regardless of other plans we may have made.
We can read scripture and pray about it to gather more understanding.
This list can go on and on.
1 Chronicles 16:34 says, " O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
So, just like we should remember our dads on days that aren't just the third Sunday in June, we should praise and glorify our heavenly Father as much as we possibly can.
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