Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In Terrible Need of a Father

The following excerpt is from the Vision Forum Ministries Newsletter:

The reports are coming in, and they are not good.
The average father in America spends less than ten minutes a day with his daughter. He knows little about her life or her heart. He can quote detailed sports statistics and daily gas prices, but he has little or nothing to say of eternal value to his little girl when the two of them are alone — which is almost never. Is it any wonder that the average daughter is emotionally and spiritually disconnected from her father? She invests her own time in the pursuit of fantasy, peers, boys — anything that will fill the gaping hole created by the absence of godly, fatherly manhood in her life.

Oh my goodness.  Isn't that heartbreaking to hear?  The average father spends TEN MINUTES....... A DAY with his daughter.  I don't know about you, but I have no idea where I would be without my Daddy.  My heart aches for those who do not have a father.  Daddy's are so important in our lives.  Fathers take care of us, love us, feed us, clothe us, teach us how to drive, walk us down the aisle..... and the list goes on and on.  But, do you know what is absolutely astonishing for me?  There is One God, who, in all of his business and work(He runs the whole universe.  I think He would be quite busy (:    ), invests in our lives, and encourages us to do the right thing.  For the fatherless, He is there.  If you are on a tough, winding road of life, He is with you step by step.

I want to finish with this new song by Casting Crowns.  It is about a young woman who, because she was without a fatherly figure in her life, had to endure many difficult things.

Have a lovely week!

In Christ,

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