First of all, I want to share a video with you that we showed at Cornerstone this morning. Just look at the pictures of fathers and their children. You can see the joy and pride in each picture. Then think about how your heavenly Father views you. Don’t forget this Father’s Day that you are loved!
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. I’ve spent the day with my wife and children as we visited my parents and her parents. We had way too much food and good times for one day. I shared in church this morning about Drew making me a special Father’s Day card. On Saturday night, he spent a long time coloring it and drawing on it and then it was time to give it to me. He couldn’t wait until Father’s Day, so he presented the card to me, grinning from ear to ear. As I opened it, a $1 bill fell out. You see, he had emptied his piggy bank, found the bill, and happily gave it away. I gave him a huge hug and let him know how special of a gift it really was. Luke and Emma have also shown much love to me today. I am so proud of my children. I want to share a post with you from Mark Batterson at evotional.com. In his post, All I Want For Father’s Day, Mark shares his hope and prayer for his children. I hope reading it will bless you as it did me.
What do I want for Father’s Day? It’s so simple and so important. I want my kids to grow up to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength. I know I cannot control it, but I can pray for it. I pray that they would personalize and internalize their faith. I pray that they would own their faith and that their faith would own them. I pray for an intense spiritual hunger. A hunger to know God. A hunger to serve God. I pray for a double portion just like Elisha. I don’t carewhat they do or who they become as long as their love for God grows deeper and stronger. That love will define them. That love will give them a sense of destiny. That love will sustain them through the ups and downs of life.
That’s what I want for Father’s Day.