Father, Mother, Children.
Father is the head of the family. He educates, gives advice, set boundaries, create the culture of the family, and being the fatherly figure.
He is the heart of a family.
What is really going on with family in this era?
I’ve been wondering, what is the root of every problem in this world?
We see a lot of behavioral problems in teenagers such as cases of murder, rapes, suicides, drug addiction problem, smoking marijuana, and still a lot of cases going on.
Statistics report shows that :
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
- 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
What are we actually doing?
As a father, yes he needs to ensure that he provides the children needs from money. He buckles down for their sons and daughters until the point that they miss the main issues. They concentrate more on the work instead of giving affectionate love for them.
As a matter of fact, we miss the point where father not only have to provide the financial aspect for the family, yet in addition living the part as a leader.
We can see a lot of father that disregard the value that he should give for the family. He forgets about the value of “love” that comes from a family.
There’s a considerable measure of disappointment that begins from a family these days. We can see a lot of broken home family, a father leaving their mother and children, and different sorts of issues.
As children, yes they are broken. Father figure is fundamental for a child. There’s a part in the child’s heart that is absent and heartbroken.
I’ve experienced that kind of loss. And I realize that a lot of children are experiencing the same thing as I do.
But then, I found the answer for this situation. The true father is not based on the human father. It’s not only by our biological father, but it’s the heart of God.
God is the Father.
He’s the only one that can heal the broken people that are caused by the human fathers’ love. Despite the fact that He is not physically present for us, but He heals us from the within.
He is eternal. We cannot compare His love by the human father love.
God sacrifices His only Son to redeem our sin in order for us to have the chance to have a decent relationship with Him and call Him a Father.
He will accept you for who you really are. He would not judge you.
He cares for you and always hear your prayer.
He’s heartbroken when seeing you hurting yourself.
You may not know me, but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father.
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
For I am the perfect father.
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.
And I rejoice over you with singing.
I will never stop doing good to you.
For you are my treasured possession.
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart.
For it is I who gave you those desires.
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.
For I am your greatest encourager.
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart.
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.
And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
He is the exact representation of my being.
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.
I have always been Father, and will always be Father.
My question is…Will you be my child?
I am waiting for you.