Word 4U Today

DAD (IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR 2)

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Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…’ Matthew 6:9 ESV

Dad’. What does the word mean to you?

If it brings about memories of a reliable, hard-working, generally good, all-round guy, topped off with a healthy dose of discipline, then great.

But, unfortunately, some of us don’t get the whole package.

Maybe the word ‘Dad’ isn’t a good one for any number of reasons; past hurts, rejection, or abandonment may come with that package.

Or, if the word ‘Dad’ isn’t a word that you’ve ever really had to use, then we’re praying for you.

Whatever your own experience of Dad, Papa, or Tatay might be, the transforming power of Father God is worth knowing about.

It’s not absolutely clear what kind of experience Jesus had of His earthly Dad. Joseph was a committed guy to his family and to God, but there isn’t too much to read on him.

One thing we do know is that Jesus clearly had no issues seeing God as His Dad- He got up early and stayed out late just to spend as much time with Him as He could.

It can be hard to imagine the whole picture, yet we can all start to discover what TRUE fatherhood looks like.

His Word (the Bible) says: He’ll never stop supporting you, provide for your every need, send His angels to protect you,

pull you through any difficulty, and give His life just to be with you.

What now?

Today, make time for coffee and a chat. Be honest with the best Dad you could ever hope for; He’s always listening.

SOULFOOD2 Chronicles 1-4 Luke 14:15-24 Psalms 119:73-80 Proverbs 21:14-16

Jolleese Plaire Dzadzovsky

August 17th, 2013

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