FATHER’S DAY at Postie Plus Kaitaia
This day is hard to miss. Business people will tell you in their windows alright, when Father’s day is! You can buy “Denim Jeans for Dad” on Father’s Day for only $49.99 $ 10.00 off it says in the shop window.
I have never known my father. I had never the opportunity to send him a card on Father’s day or give him a phone call. All I know about my father is from photos and what my mother told me about him. Once she told me that he went with me to find a special kind of beetle. When we came back we brought one home in a match box. Sometimes I imagine that I remember when that happened. But in fact I do not.
My father died in the second world war. He belonged to the crew of a tank. Maybe his grave is somewhere in Czechoslovakia. I don’t know for sure where he is buried and I don’t think his name is engraved in one of the monuments you find in towns.
It is sad to grow up without a dad and a proper home. But there is something that is even sadder and that is not to acknowledge our Father who is in Heaven and not to know about our home in heaven. As I write it is the second day of September 2007 and it is Father’s Day. It is also my spiritual birthday, because 49 years ago I got to know my heavenly father through the Lord Jesus Christ as I placed my faith in Him.
At that time I did not understand very much. But today I know that God the father is holy and that we are sinners. We all have to die because of our disobedience. We need a substitute. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is without sin, is our substitute. He died in our stead. When we repent of our sins he accepts us and when we die we enter into our eternal home in heaven which he is preparing now for us.
My heavenly father continues to lead and guide me through his Word, the Bible.
Can you rejoice with me that you also have a father in heaven who is leading you until your pilgrimage on earth is over?
READ Matthew 6:9-15 IN THE BIBLE.