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Where Are They?

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him." Psalm 103:13 NIV

The children were only supposed to be gone for 45 minutes, and it's been almost two hours. I wish they'd taken the cell phone. I hope they're not in trouble. It's almost lunch time. Surely they'll be hungry and stop home. These are the thoughts of a concerned father as he waits for his children to return from a bike ride. Loving fathers want the best for their children. They want to share in their children's lives and help guide them. They are ready to help in time of need.

Although the relationship of fathers with their children may vary, the love of our heavenly Father is constant. There is no flaw, weakness, or lack of concern on the part of God. He knew us before we were born and made us as unique individuals. God wants us to know and love him as our heavenly Father. He doesn't want us to get away from him and get into trouble. He loves us with an everlasting love and can repair the damage we cause. Jesus became a willing sacrifice to pay for the sins we commit. Though we may rebel, God wants us to call on him when we face trouble. The lines of communication are always open.

When we celebrate the national Father's Day, remember you have a heavenly Father too. God shouldn't need to ask, "Where are they?" See you in church!

Submitted by Paul Ibisch, pastor emeritus and adjunct professor of religious studies at Viterbo University. Telephone 608-799-0990.

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