“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8, NKJV.
When I think about what it means to be a father, I cannot help but look to the greatest Father of all-God. He is our example of what a father is and we can be abundantly thankful for Him.
He loves us and is good to us. He is gracious, correcting, encouraging, provides, strengthens, and our Teacher. He helps us through tough times, is patient, affirms us with identity and purpose, shows us how to lead our wives and children. The Father teaches us how to leave an inheritance for our children’s children (Proverbs 13:22), never gives up on us, and He keeps His word.
As in Isaiah, you are like clay in your Father’s hands and He continues to mold, shape, and make you into the greatest man you can be. No matter where you’ve come from. No matter your upbringing before we came to know God. No matter if you had no natural father there for you at all. God is a good Father and He will make something great out of you.
May you feel deeply honored and appreciated on this Father’s Day. Your children are as clay in your hands and everything God is to you, you be to them. The greatest father.
Prayer: Father, thank You for being the greatest Father. I honor You today. I thank You for giving me the honor and privilege of being a father. I ask You to continue to mold and shape me. Bring the best out of me and help me give my best to my family. Help me take notes from You, and teach, love and raise them like You. May all fathers feel very appreciated and continue to make something great out of all of us. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Proverbs 22:6, Matthew 7:11, Hebrews 12:5-7