Good morning:

You’ve chosen a card and written inside, “Dear Dad: Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for ____________ .” How will you complete the sentence? Did your dad help you through a particularly tough time? Did he pay your college tuition? Or does something else come to mind which on the surface doesn’t seem like much? Will you write, “Thank you for taking me fishing when I was five…Thank you for holding my hand when I was scared at the zoo…Thank you for playing a game with me, even though you had work to do…Thank you for listening and for your advice on raising my own children”? Often it’s the little things which make the biggest impression and assure a child of their father’s love.

That is true of our heavenly Father too. We praise him above all for sending Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sins. By faith in the Savior we have the peace of forgiveness and the confidence of eternal life to come. But think of all the ongoing “little things” which reassure us of the Father’s love. Do you know how many hairs you have and which ones stuck in the comb this morning? Does it matter to you? It does to our Father. “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Lk. 12:7).

God is the creator and preserver of the universe. He directs the course of nations and all history. In comparison, we and our concerns are so trivial. Yet our Father sees every tear. “List my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?” (Ps. 56:8). We have ignored the Lord’s Word so often, yet no matter what time of day or night, regardless of what is on our minds, he says, “Call upon me!” “Evening, morning, and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice” (Ps. 55:17). And one day, “He will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4).

It’s the little things that make the biggest difference. It’s the little things that truly show a father’s love. Write out that card. Thank the Lord for loving fathers and all the little things they do that make such a big difference! Thank the Lord for all the little and big things he still does for us!

Yours in Christ,


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