Fatherless by Grace Full Home

Written By Jen

This Father’s Day will you join me in a one time gift to lend a hand to children who are fatherless?  Please?  For me?  For them.  For you.

How Far We Have Come

Imagine being a child and losing both parents. How would you feel? How would you survive? Who would help you to make your dreams a possibility?

I just can't help but shake my head and grin when I see my dad as a kid.

 

I have gotten a few, “How are you doing?” questions in lieu of Father’s Day.  I miss my dad yet I feel peaceful.  I can’t explain why, I suppose it surpasses my understanding, but an overwhelming peace is upon me.  This Father’s Day my heart is beating to care for the widows and the father-less. I lost my dad as an adult, I can not imagine loosing my father as a child, and even worse my mother and my father as a child.  When a child looses their father this also means a wife has lost her husband.  I was fortunate that my mom and I are taken care of, but for some this is a beyond heartbreaking to a grim future.  I looked up fatherless in the Bible and I was shocked at how much God had to say about the fatherless.  There is a lot of ‘fatherless’ in my history.  My mom was raised in a children’s home and my dad lost his dad when he was just 15.  Although I had a father, he is no longer with us so, I guess that includes me, I am now fatherless.  I have my memories, his lessons and years of his love in my being.  Sustaining me I have a heavenly Father who loves me.  Belonging to my Heavenly Father brings a deep comfort to me this holiday.  This Father’s Day I will remember my dad, adore my husband, give generously to the fatherless, and praise my Heavenly Father, for He is GOOD.  Are you Fatherless this Father’s Day?  Take heart YOU have a Heavenly Father who knows you by name and cares for you!

Would you consider a one time gift for the fatherless this Father’s day? Please?  For me?  For them?  For you.

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Here is a glimpse of God’s heart for the Fatherless this Father’s Day for you.

“Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.” Ex 22:22

“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.” Deut 10:18

“When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.” Deut 24:21

“But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalm 10:14

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” Psalm 68:5

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” Psalm 82:3

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17

 

What is one of your favorite memories of your dad?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Love you Jen! He is missed by a lot of people!

  2. Love you too Erika! My you were like a sister to me growing up! I am glad that we spent so much time with each others family!

  3. Beautiful entry Jen! I will be praying for you today – I am so glad that you feel peace during this time and I love how you are focusing on a positive way to help children who are fatherless (or parent-less).

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