The 3 C’s of Father’s Day
by: Rev. Justin Krupsky, Pastor of Family Life
As Father’s Day approaches my thought have been drawn to 1 Thessalonians 2:12 where the Apostle Paul tells the church in Thessalonica that he dealt with them as a father deals with his own children by, “encouraging them, comforting them, and urging them to live lives worthy of God.” Reflecting on this verse I can’t help but here the calling from God as a Dad to love my children by Cheering for them, Comforting them, and Charging them. My calling is to give them high fives, to embrace them in their tears, and to remind them of the great adventure of life that God has created them for. I am also reminded that our Heavenly Father is doing the same thing for us. He is cheering us on. I imagine that He has a foam finger, one with each of our names on it, and that He is holding it up to the Angels and all the Saints that have gone before us cheering us on as we go through life. I know without a doubt that He is there to comfort us as we go through storms of this life. That He in fact understands and sympathizes with us. I also can hear His voice charging us on to live as light in this dark world.
On this Father’s Day I pray that we as His children can receive once again His cheering, His comforting, and His charging. I also pray that the Father’s who are reading this will continue to learn how to cheer for their children, comfort their children, and charge their children to live the lives worthy of God.