This is part 2 of the series “God’s love is the Greatest Love.” For the previous post, click here.
One of the greatest tragedies for a young child is to grow up without a good father. For one thing, fathers provide protection, establish balance, and are often essential to a child’s understanding of how men and women should behave toward one another.
Fathers are a vital part of the family unit.
In ages past, fathers often treated their children as though they ought to be seen and not heard, rarely showing affection and often remaining aloof. This explains why many of the old preachers and pastors framed God as wrathful and distant. In our current culture, many hear “God is our Father” and do not believe He actually exists or cares because their own fathers are likewise absent or uncaring.
How we view earthly fathers directly affects how we relate to our Heavenly Father. Continue reading