JOHN 3:16 “For GOD so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Fatherhood and fatherlessness are issues in our nation that are in desperate need of immediate clarity of focus and our attention. One critical aspect of fatherhood that is plaguing our society in epidemic proportions is fatherlessness. In America and throughout the world father absenteeism is pervasive and the ramifications are devastating!   Fatherlessness adversely affects individuals, our families, our neighborhoods, our churches, our cities, and our nation. -Studies show that fatherlessness impacts education, poverty levels, social behaviors, health care, emotion development, and a list of other factors that are essential to our children's wellbeing.

GOD’s love for JESUS was not only mere words and sentiment. His love for His Son, JESUS, was expressed through tangible ways and actions. GOD the FATHER lived in close proximity to JESUS to know what he needed. In the LORD’s Prayer,  (Matthew 6:9-13) by teaching us how to pray, JESUS shows us how our loving FATHER GOD is committed to meeting our needs as His children. Here are a few brief observations from the prayer….

He is present and attentive (Our FATHER who is in heaven), He desires the best for His children (His kingdom come and will be done), He provides for His children's daily needs (Give us our daily bread), He forgives His children (Forgive us our debts), He protects His children from evil (deliver us from evil).

is so unlike any earthly father. He has made Himself the perfectly good FATHER whose desire is to meet our deepest longings:  Forgiveness, Love, Joy, Peace, Acceptance, Adoption, Security, Stability, Strength, Soundness of Mind, 
Salvation, Eternal Life, etc…

All these and more are offered through faith in JESUS CHRIST.

Repent of your sins, Give Him your heart, and in exchange GOD will transform you and make you His own child!

Happy FATHER’S Day!!!

Calling HIM, ABBA,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie