Fathers are one of the greatest blessings that children can have. I remember my father when I was growing up, and how he loved to have fun and spend time with his children. He was a hard working man but he never let his work get in the way of loving his children. Even though my father passed away several years ago, I am looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven and I have felt closer to him since he has been dead than when he was alive.
Many of you have fond memories of your fathers as well. You remember a man who loved you, cared for you, took the time to instruct you and even chastise you when you were wrong. However, some people, children and adults, do not have those fond memories. Some of you have fathers who died when you were young. Some of you have fathers who were killed in war. Some of you have fathers who were absent in your life for whatever reason — some because they thought work and career success was more important than spending time with you. And still others of you unfortunately do not know your father at all because he abandoned you at birth or as a very young child.
Whatever your relationship is with your biological father, I want to tell you about a father-child relationship that you can begin today — in fact you can be born again into it today — no matter how old you are. For over thirty years now, I have enjoyed a relationship with my Heavenly Father that is far greater than my relationship with my earthly father. My Heavenly Father is the God who not only created the Universe, but the God who made every individual, including you. The Bible says in Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
God says in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” The Bible also says that “God is love.” With God as your Father, you will find a constant companion who will love you and guide you throughout your life from the beginning to your death bed.
Do you want to begin a relationship with your Heavenly Father today on Father’s Day so that you can have the greatest Father’s Day in your life? Let me show you how.
First, you must realize and admit that you — just as myself — are a sinner, and that we have broken God’s laws. Just like a child who disobeys his parents, we have disobeyed the laws of the Heavenly Father. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, you must understand that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” — spiritual death and physical death. We die physically and go to the grave because of sin and we die spiritually and go to hell because of sin.
Third, you must understand that you are on the road to hell because of your sins. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Fourth, you must accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Fifth, you must accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Because of God’s love for you, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for your sin. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus Christ also said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The only way to begin a relationship with the Heavenly Father is through His Son Jesus Christ.
Finally, with these facts in mind, you must repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation from your sins and from Hell — if you want to begin a relationship with your Heavenly Father right now — please pray the following simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
Dear friend if you prayed that prayer with me and meant it from your heart, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!