3D June 10, 2019

Next Sunday, June 16 is Father Day.  I lost my Dad in 2009.  I think about him every day.  Normally, Father’s Day is a difficult for me. Is Father’s Day difficult for you?   If so, take comfort from this article I saved from 2015.  The unknown author gives three examples of how our heavenly Father cares for us.
God is never too busy - "The Lord is near to all who call on him." (Psalm 145:18 NIV) He's never too busy to talk to you. He's always near. He never says, "Some other time."

God loves to meet your needs -- He's not annoyed by your request. "If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him?" (Matthew 7:11 NIV)

God is sympathetic to your hurts -- "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18 NLT) When you hurt, God hurts. When you grieve, God grieves. He is there. And He cares. That is the Good News.

Prayer:  “We thank you God for being our heavenly Father and ask you to protect and guide all of us to be more like you, Lord. Amen”

 Mark Condra
Lay Leader


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