Father to the Fatherless

Psalm 68 “Father to the Fatherless”

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One of the joys of teaching Sunday School is seeing the happy smiles on the children as their parents drop them off and then return to pick them up. But, one little girl has recently lost her parent due to unfortunate circumstances. What about her? Her mom drops her off and picks her up but our hearts reach out to her knowing that on the day we set aside to say Happy Father’s day, she has no Daddy to shower with gifts or to run and get a hug. Thus when David wrote this verse it was poignant for children such as our little E. “He is a father to the fatherless.”

Perhaps you know of a child that needs the love of that absent parent. Until we have walked a mile in those shoes we ought to stop and praise God for the time we have had with an earthly father but more importantly our heavenly Father. But maybe you didn’t have a relationship with an earthly father that was good or it was nonexistent. It is at times like this we need to remember that verse: God is the father to the fatherless. He will not abandon you. Trust Him to be your father.

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