The Good Father
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 19.7 million children (1 in every 4 children) live in a fatherless home. According to fatherhood.org, a child who grows up in a fatherless home is 17 times more likely to become pregnant as a teen, then a child who has a present father in the home. Children without a father in the home are 279% more likely to become involved in dealing drugs, then those who live with their father. We see Satan attacking the Family on every front but especially on the dad. In this politically hot and hate filled world, the role of the Father in the home had been depleted to that of an ignorant, stupid , almost primal animal on many cartoons, sitcoms and even political fronts. The dad seemingly is of no importance. We probably, as men, have brought this on ourselves with the number of Dads that walk out on their families for carnal fleshly reasons or reasons that they can only justify in their minds. Maybe that is why in church, when we say Jesus is our Heavenly Father, it unfortunately may not stir our emotions of great love and care, but of great disappointment instead. We must as fathers rise up and be what God has called us to be both to our own children and to those who have no father. Most importantly we must teach both in deed and in word who the Good Father is and what He did for us all.
Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.