Our Father

Dear Family,

I am blessed to be the earthly father of three wonderful children. We each do the best we can as a parent, but we are not perfect. Overall I think I have done alright, but I also know I have failed them more than I want to admit. My biggest hope and dream for them is that ultimately I have introduced them to their Heavenly Father who will never fail them.

“A Father’s Prayer” by Alfred Quezada and Rosa Samra. “Our Father who art in heaven, I am a father on earth. You have given me this gift and responsibility. Grant me the wisdom to carry it out. Let me be there for my children when they need me, and get out of their way when they don’t”. (From the book “Holy Humor”)

When you pray the Lord’s Prayer, may the words “Our Father..” resonate and bless you. There is not a perfect earthly Father anywhere. Every human Dad requires grace and mercy. “ Our Father in Heaven”… is the only one capable of being the force in your life that fills all the gaps and loves lavishly at all times. See Matthew 6:9-13 or Luke 11:2-4 for further reflection.

Prayers: As we mourn the dead from the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, let us pray for parents and mentors –may every lonely heart be given fathers/mothers/mentors and figures in their life to serve as spiritual guides and ministers of Christ’s lavish love.

Blessed Father’s Day,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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