Bulletin Bible Study 06/17/2018
Jeremiah 17:7 says, but blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, and whose confidence is in him
Growing up without a Father was difficult. I got to know my Father as an adult, and never called him Father but by his first name. I learned to love him based on how he raised my two younger brothers and his faith in God. I began to see God in him and finally as he opened up began to forgive him. I finally realized that even though he was not perfect he was still my Father.
God gives us the best example of a Father. When we look at Luke 15:11-32, the story of the prodigal son, we understand how a Father’s love is full of forgiveness. This really hit home with me, as I realize I must have the same compassion and forgiveness for my Father.
A good Father is one who realizes their mistakes and makes changes. You see our Fathers are not superhuman creatures with magical powers. But they are extraordinary men who make mistakes and with the help of God become the men God intends them to be.
If I may take liberty with Jeremiah 17:7 and reword it to say, blessed is the Father who trusts in the Lord, and whose confidence is in him.