Special days are set aside to celebrate fathers and mothers, which are times of joy for many and for others they are difficult.
For those who have lost mothers, had terrible mothers, or for those who never knew their mothers, Mother’s Day is difficult. Whether your mother was a blessing or not, please know, please always remember, you have a loving, tender, compassionate, merciful Heavenly Father who loves with the tender, caring love of the best mother. Your heavenly Father’s gentle love will never leave or forsake you. “Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you! As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled …” (Isaiah 49:15-16, Isaiah 66:13).
For those who have lost fathers, had terrible fathers, or never knew their fathers, Father’s Day is difficult. Whether your father was a blessing or not, please know, please always remember, you have a loving, tender, compassionate, merciful, Heavenly Father. Your Heavenly Father will never leave you or forsake you. “He is a father to the fatherless and an advocate for widows. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers” (Psalm 68:5, Psalm 103:13).
For those who are orphans or who have been abandoned by those who should have given them a home, please know, always remember you are a child of a loving God safe forever at home in His heart.
“Even if my father and mother abandoned me, the Lord would take me in. The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children—and indeed we are! (Psalm 27:10, Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:1)
God Himself, hands on, tender touch, created you unique and special because He loves you. He formed your inward parts and knitted you together in your mother’s womb. God feels the pain you feel, the heart-break that breaks your heart, the agony of love lost and lives lost, the pain that shreds the soul. God’s comfort is boundless and complete, for His compassion never fails and is never every morning. The Lord is good and his unfailing love lasts forever.
God will never abandon you, never leave you, never forsake you, for you are forever in His family and forever loved.
You were born of a woman, but born by the love of God. God knit you together in your mother’s womb, He knows your thoughts and thinks about you more than the grains of sand at the seashore. God sings over you while you sleep, hems you in behind and before, watches over you night and day, His goodness and mercy follow you and His mercies are new every morning. All days are ordained by God and His love is with you, for you, and will never fail you or forsake you. God loved you enough to die for you so you could live forever in His love. (Psalm 139:1-18, Psalm 23:6, Zephaniah 3:17, Lamentations 3:22-23, Deuteronomy 31:8, John 3:16-17)
“Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house. God makes homes for the homeless, leads prisoners to freedom… How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.” ~ Psalm 68:5-6, Ephesians 1:3-6 (MSG) (Emphasis added on scripture)