The internet abounds with Father’s Day posts on Facebook, Instagram, and multiple blogs. I have a wonderful father. I am fortunate to have a great relationship with my father-in-law. And, I have an amazing husband who is an amazing father to our children.
This Father’s Day, I was asked to share the Father’s Day tribute at our church. After a cute little video, I shared the reflections God had laid on my heart.
Our son was adopted from the Philippines in March 2009. He had never had a father figure in his life. Accepting a mother in his life seemed much easier for him than the role of dad. For the first five years of his life, he had been his own little man.
Relationships take time. Trust must be built. Nine years later, they have a great relationship. Some days are rocky but what parent doesn’t have an issue from time to time with a teenager!!
It took our son time to learn to accept the love of an earthly father. How many times have we as Christians struggled with accepting love from our Heavenly Father? We don’t always feel worthy of His love or believe He can love us despite our scars and brokenness.
My son has taught me so many life lessons. He reminds me that God loves us…as little children scared, alone, and just wanting to belong and be loved.
This Father’s day, thank you to all the special men who love not only their own children but open their hearts to love others as well.
Happy Father’s Day.