It’s Father’s Day, the day chosen to celebrate good ole dad. It’s a day that stirs a deep range of emotions in our heart depending on the relationship one has or had with their earthly father. Some have planned and anticipated this day for weeks while others have not even thought of today as anything special. The presence or absence or a father in one’s life influences how they are able to cope with life and the issues it brings our way each day. Your relationship with a father figure in your life helps you become a man that is well grounded. Regardless of your relationship with your earthly father, your Heavenly Father loves you and wants the best in life for you. (Proverbs 23:22-23 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23. Buy the truth and do not sell it, wisdom, instruction, and insight as well.) God places earthly fathers or father figures in our lives to help teach us how to love others, respect one another, and to better this world we are living in so that when we hand it down to the next generation they also can deal with what life sends their way. My prayer is for everyone who has never enjoyed or experienced the love of an earthly father. I pray that you will know that even if earthly fathers have failed you that you have a heavenly father who loves you and will never let you down. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!! Pastor Don [image: image.png]