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20.06.2021

Celebrating fathers day

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Luke 15: 11-22 tells us about the father and the prodigal son.

paraphrasing .... The son said to his father "give me my bit of the pie".   The father granted him his request and gave him his share.   He went off and enjoyed himself partying, wasting his inheritance.  We need to be careful not to waste our spiritual inheritance and earthly inheritance. The son had a good time and parties with his friends while he had money.  Then the money ran out.  He sank so low and started to do a job that he did not really want to do. Finally he came to his senses.  He remembered what he had at his fathers house, and said to himself that his father have servants who are living better than him.  I will go to my father and say 'I have sinned against you'.

The father was willing and waiting for his son to come back home.  When he saw his son afar off, he ran to him, hugged him and gave him a kiss.  The father showed his love to his son even though the son was wrong in his action.  He showed true love. True love does not take account of the wrong you have done but forgives the wrong that you have done. Just as God has forgiven us of our wrongdoing, we need to show the same forgiveness to our children.  The father hugged his son, showed him love and restored him to the house.  However, the other son was not happy about it. He had access to everything in the house but did not see what he had.

As fathers we should never give up on our children.  God does not give up on us.  God is always trying to bring us back into fellowship with Him. As fathers, let us emulate God. God is our example and when we follow His example we will do the right thing.  

By Gods grace we are able to do what seems impossible. 

God bless you fathers.

Pastor Ben

 

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