Happy Belated Father’s Day !
Some say it is better late than never to get well wishes and while that may be true; Father’s day can never really be late if we are willing to look at it from God’s point of view. Much effort and language is crafted for Father’s day cards to account for the types of fathers in the world today. Father’s can be New, they can be Old ( experienced ), they can be the father of one or many children, they can be a biological father to some and a father figure to others. It can be a daunting task to find a sermon for father’s day that covers all the bases. What if we took a perspective about Father’s day from who God is as our heavenly Father.
The definition of a Father includes the title of “ Originator” or the plural “ Originators” – one who creates or initiates something. Synonyms for Father include: Inventor, architect, author, founder and innovator. The record in Genesis is clear on the Creator of our Universe and the architectural order of it ALL.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
The scripture says that all that God created was Good and he was satisfied but he needed a “stweard” and God being an innovator Genesis records that we were made in His image as His crowning creation. God placed us in a position of stewardship over His creation and he became the Author of the Human story with the blessing of “ Be fruitful and multiply.
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.
We can celebrate Father’s Day with God EVERY day. We can thank Him for His love for us and for creating us the wonderfully made beings we are with the ability to reason and think. He blessed us with the capacity to love one another and in His image serve and take care of the blessings He provides us in a way that would be pleasing to Him. God and Jesus ( “originators” ) began a story with creation that we are still living and writing today by fulfilling our purpose in life.
As we go our way this week may we give thanks to our heavenly father for all of His love and blessings that he has and is providing us each day.
It is Never to Late to THANK Him ……