Every child that God loves He corrects. God loves before He corrects. God loves us while we need correcting. Because of this love correction is not punishment, rather it is God restoring us to our rightful place as sons and daughters in Christ. Hebrews 12:6
Over the years as a pastor, I have had the privilege to work with many young people. I have often found it easier to work with those that grew up with a dad. However, it has been more challenging to work with those who had no father figure in their lives.
People can often respond to correction with rejection and rebellion. Because they may not be willing to accept something in their lives, they think you are rejecting them. There is much to be said on the spirit of rejection.
Sadly, many people walk around feeling fatherless and unloveable.
Only in God’s unconditional love can our broken hearts be healed. Christmas time is all about family and friends. We can be surrounded by people and still feel so lonely and unloved.
Ezekiel has a great message to the fatherless and unloved…
“But I came by and saw you there, helplessly kicking about in your own blood. As you lay there, I said, ‘Live!’……
Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.”
It feels nice to belong somewhere, to call somewhere home, to belong to someone and to call someone Daddy.
I spent sometime with an old friend recently, he had two beautiful daughters, the youngest about 4 years kept saying, ‘Daddy, daddy.” I told him he was blessed into another dimension.
I am His and He is mine – forever…
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