The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever!

Posted by Lori Merrill on 06/16/2016

  

What is Father’s Day to you? The older I get the more I think differently about Father’s Day. In my mind I compare it a lot to Mother’s Day. There is a great sensitivity to Mother’s Day that used to not be there. We talk more openly about those who have lost children, those who want children, those who have lost a mother and other issues related to making Mother’s Day a difficult and sometimes dreaded day for so many.

So, I find it interesting that we don’t do the same for Father’s Day. We don’t often empathize with men who may not have had their own father in their life, or may desire to be a father, or may have lost a child. Is it because we think their pain is any less just because they don’t talk about it as openly? I hope this year to be more sensitive to the male population in this regard.

Maybe we all can be…just maybe we all have someone in our life that has never expressed their thoughts regarding this day and the difficulty of facing it. Just maybe…we can pray for that person and ask God to be their strength and comfort for feelings never allowed to come to the surface to be grieved. And just maybe…when you and I pray for that person, may we remember that the most important prayer is that they know the only One that can be a perfect Father to them.

Father’s Day. I look at it so differently now. It is a day that I celebrate and thank God for my dad and my husband. Both fathers who worked hard, provided for their families and loved their children the best they knew how to…just like you and I hopefully did and still do. But, the difference in Father’s Day to me now is that the older I get the more grateful I am for my Heavenly Father. He is the only One that can meet the needs of each of us. He is the only One that is perfect. He is the only One that can fulfill those empty places left hollow from pain. He is the only One who can save us eternally, so we can live in peace here on this earth and forever with Him someday in heaven.

So, when you think about Father’s Day and the men in your life this year, I pray you think about three things:

  1. Do the men in my life know their Creator?
  2. Do they have a personal relationship with Him?
  3. If not, then why wouldn’t I share the message of this gift with them 

Because, dear friend, there is no better gift you can give them than the good news of our Savior Jesus Christ. My prayers for you are:

  • That you boldly and lovingly share as God calls you to.
  • That you will know deep in your heart and mind that God will honor your words because His Word does not return void. (Isaiah 55:11)

It is no accident you are reading this friend.  The Keepers Ministry Team and I would like to pray for you. If you want us to pray, then please just type in the first name (that’s all) of the man/men you want us to pray to receive Christ as their Savior. I promise the Prayer Team and I will pray for them, and you, in the coming days. Together may we intercede so we see God work in miraculous ways. I look forward to hearing from you!

In His Love,

Lori

 

*Do you want to learn more about Scriptural why and the practical how to honor the men in our lives? If you answered yes, then join us at our Keepers Conference on October 15th at First Southern in Oklahoma City. Click here to read details and register!

 

 

3 Comments

LA Says:
June 16th, 2016 at 1:34 pm
John, Chris, Derek, Brian, Alex, and another Chris. Thank you for your prayers!

Meg Says:
June 16th, 2016 at 11:57 pm
Kenny, Brian

Ann Says:
June 17th, 2016 at 7:06 pm
Greg, Josh, Randy
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