This Day in History: 0000-06-16

June 16 – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ. 

Happy Father’s Day.

No matter what your situation is with your earthly father, or the father of your children, I want you to know that today we all have something to celebrate.  We are the dearly loved daughters and sons of the High King of Heaven! He is the most perfect, the most loving, the most wonderful Father of all time!  He has showered us with grace and mercy.  He has adopted us as His very own.  He offers us unlimited comfort as we face this life and all the trials and troubles that come along with it.

Let’s not forget, though, just as we have expectations of the children we love, our Heavenly Father desires certain behaviors from us as well.  As He lovingly comforts us through our sufferings, He wants us to use that situation to minister to others who face the same trials.  God never wastes our pain.  If we let Him, He will use our deepest hurts as the most beautiful paints upon the canvas of our lives.  A masterpiece that in the end will reflect Him.  What a privilege it is to be His!  Let’s celebrate the comfort offered to us by our awesome Daddy today!