The Taste of a Father
This communion meditation is a little late for posting, but I was out of town for a while. It will probably be okay.
Father’s Day is not a biblical feast day, but honoring our fathers is biblical, and an easy way to not be conformed to this world which has fallen to the level of calling mothers the “birthing persons” and fathers, tongue-in-cheek, the “lawn-mowing persons.” Our meditation around the Lord’s Table has benefit for all of us, whether or not our earthly father was a good one, whether or not you are currently being a good father.
Our heavenly Father gives to the needy and welcomes the unlovely. Our heavenly Father loves us into holiness, He works in us for our maturity. We do not know, remember, obey, give thanks, like we ought. How does He respond? Like a father.
I am convinced that one of the reasons so many homes have angry, stingy fathers is because fathers have been taught, liturgically, that God is angry and stingy at the family meal, the Lord’s Supper.
This is far from lowering the standard. He sent His Son to win us, to conquer our disobedience, by love that we might love (1 John 4:10, 19). He is the God and Father of all grace (1 Peter 5:10). Christian, this is your heavenly Father. Christian father, this is your earthly example for fatherhood (Ephesians 3:15).
Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Blessed are all those who take refuge in Him.