Sometimes we have great blessings that we’re not even aware of,or blessings not known by certain others. I think of this every year on “Father’s Day”. On this day we are reminded of our obligation to honor fathers, and that is fine. It is a good thing to give dads what they deserve. For many of us Father’s Day is a time for reminiscing as we recall the delightful days with our dad. What we seem to forget is that for many people there are no such delightful days, no precious memories. They never had the privilege of having a good father.
Some poor kids were raised in a single parent home by their mother, or a grand-parent. Some do not even know who their biological father is. Others were raised in broken homes under the authority of wicked vile step-fathers who either neglected or abused them. And even among those who were or are being raised by their biological parents, a rare thing today now-days, life isn’t always good. Many fathers are unloving and unconcerned, yet the children are forced to live under their authority. For people like these Father’s Day is more than meaningless. It is more like a cruel joke that makes them sick to their stomach.
As much as I wish it wasn’t so, that’s the way it is, and we are powerless to change it. All we can do is pray for these children and try to encourage them any way we can. That’s the purpose of this article. I want them to know that they are not forgotten. I want them to understand that, although they never had a loving father, they are loved. There are others who do care about them. Most of all, God loves them and desires to be their heavenly Father.
I also want to remind those who had or have a godly father that they are greatly blessed and should be deeply grateful. To have a good father is an awesome gift—be thankful for him. Do everything in your power to let him know how much he is appreciated. You have a treasure that is unknown to most kids today. Please honor your father in every way possible and take time to thank God for him. You have a blessing not known by others. Think about it! –HDS