Updated: Jun 21
Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, Jesus Does
Before the beginning of Genesis 1 there existed a relationship.
There was not only void or emptyness but the deeply personal love of God the Father for God the Son!
Sadly our sin and the attacks of the Ruler of this world have made a loving relationship between a father and a son a rare thing indeed. Most men like myself have a father wound.
Many women also have a father wound.
The core reality of creation is a relationship, a Fathers love for his son (& daughter).
The world, the ruler of this world, Satan is constantly at war with us making every possible effort to destroy families, mothers, fathers, children. Historically over and over this becomes the inevitable future of all nations. Our sin and evils influence have found in America a way to destroy and diminish families.
Selfish individualism has devalued fathers, mothers and children. Birth rates are declining so fast that many nations including America will lose their way of life in 50 years or less. Fatherhood is not valued and on top of that many fathers are selfish and sinful failing to not only honor God but their wife and children.
I like many of you had a father who abandoned his family. That circumstance that required me to gorw up very fast has been part of what has made me the person God intended all along. My father was a sinner, like me and you. He could not cope with the pressures of what having a family required so he chose to leave.
Ultimately, God comforts all the brokenhearted children of evil and negligent fathers by inviting us to honor a father who is worthy of all honor.
If our parents were wicked God does not want us to walk or follow in their steps. He wants us to delight in the law of the Lord, and honor our true Father day and night.
1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
The wound of fatherlessness isn’t easily healed. Time does not heals us but reveals just how big our father wound really is. ” The time that we do have is used by our Lord to heal us in ways only He can.
“By his wounds, we are healed.” is what Isaiah and Peter told us through scripture.
We will never get back the father we lost. But through Jesus’s suffering, another Father is fathering us. A Father who promises never to leave or forsake his children.