You know I’d like to come to the First Coast on Father’s Day weekend?
How about John the Baptist?
Here’s something prophesied about him in Luke 1:17 “And he will go on before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Lord, we could use some of that around here!
One sign of the Kingdom of God being ushered into a place is that fathers will have hearts stirred up with love for their kids! There are some great dads here on the First Coast who love their kids really well – but too many dads are absent, distant, or distracted – and many kids don’t even know their dads. That is at the heart of many of our challenges.
Some of us are going to gather to pray for fathers (among other things) tomorrow night. Would you do me a favor? Wherever you are – whenever you are reading this – would you mind taking a few minutes, thinking of the dads you know, and asking God to stir up their hearts to love their kids.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you shalom!