Not every child gets the opportunity to grow up with a father figure. Some fathers disappear even before the child is born. Other fathers were there at the start and become alienated through circumstance, like divorce, and slowly disappear over time. While there are also others who are always there physically but are emotionally unavailable due to preoccupation with work and other things.

If you’re from a fatherless home, it is easy to hold grudge and cling to all the bitterness. But sooner or later, you will become a father yourself and if you don’t overcome the struggles of growing up without a father, your own child will feel it, too. The effects of fatherlessness is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken.

This advice below comes from the leader of the band, Pennywise:

“If you’re from a broken home, it’s easy to cling to all that anger. But learn over time to take the anger and make it something positive. We can raise better kids by being more attentive fathers. Maybe that’s the way we can create a better world out there, by being better fathers.”
As we look forward to celebrating Father’s Day, I hope that every father remembers that a child, no matter his or her age, will always need a father. No matter how far between the “Hi’s” and “Hello’s,” take the opportunity this Father’s Day to break the distance and make contact.

The Lord God, our Father, knows how important it is for a father and his child to be together, that’s why He has never forsaken us.

It is the Lord Father’s desire to turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents to save society from utter destruction. -Malachi 4:6
Father’s you are wanted!

Come celebrate Father’s Day at our 10:30 AM Sunday service.

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