God is patient and just. He lets us go when we wander far from his love and he welcomes us back when we find him again. He forgives and heals. He doesn’t love one more than another. “God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him” (1 John 4:16b).
Children need fathers just as much as they need mothers. But children see their fathers as an image of God the Father. Will your children see God as an evil tyrant or emotionally detached? Will they know him as compassionate and caring?
God has called fathers to an amazing vocation. He has shared with you his most wonderful gift. Love your children, take care of them, guide them and provide a secure and loving atmosphere where they can grow to appreciate how unique and important they are. Show them through your example how much God loves them.
I want to express my gratitude to those fathers for a lifetime. Thank you for nurturing your children. To the fathers for a moment, I ask that you remember how God has loved and cared for you; I encourage you to become role models for your children.
May God continue to bless and guide all fathers. Happy Father’s Day!
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Sincerely yours in Christ,
Arthur N. Tafoya