by Pastor Ken
You fathers, don’t provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Last October, my older sister shared with our siblings our dad’s story-a story I knew basically nothing about because he disappeared when I was born. But being the father of two sons myself, I needed to know and try to understand his absence from my life.
As it turns out, my dad’s absence was really what was best for us. Had he been with us, we would most likely have been executed as traitors at the end of the Korean War. So, in all actuality, my dad’s disappearance was his wise way of keeping our family together even after the Korean War. He had an insight to surviving in wartime by not drawing any suspicion. He had the courage to disappear. In the long run, we all survived without any disadvantages.
When I heard truth I had a newfound love of my father. So, this Father’s day, why not try to understand your father better, even though you may not see eye to eye with Him.
Father, bless everyone who reads this devotion. Give them wisdom, compassion, and a sense of respect so that they can honor their father-even if it is in a small way. And give each of us the ability to see You as our ultimate Father. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.