And for all those who know what it's like to long for a father's blessing: his approval, affection and attention. It's for anyone who's ever longed to hear your dad say, "I love you. I'm so proud of you."
You may already know what it's like to live in the rays of such a blessing, to flourish in the marvellous light of a father's love. Yet, in this "fatherless generation," it's also likely you've never known the blessing of your earthly dad. The possibility of hearing the words, "I love you, I'm proud of you," may be goneâ€”washed away by your dad's death or distance or divorce or disinterest. Your father's blessing may be mired in a pit of regret, pain or abandonment.
But here's the good newsâ€” regardless of how amazing or absent, invested or disinterested, empowering or deflating your earthly father was or is â€” you do have a perfect Father.
We see all throughout Scripture that God wants us to know Him as Father and wants us to live under the waterfall of His blessing.
In Not Forsaken, Pastor Louie Giglio invites us to reframe our view of fatherhood, by understanding that God is not simply the bigger version of our earthly dads, He is the perfect version of our earthly dads. And, He's inviting us to walk in freedom as loved sons and daughters of the King.
God is not the reflection of your earthly father; He is the perfection of your earthly father.