Today is Father’s Day! Thank God for fathers! Some of you have fathers still living, and for others of you, your father has gone. Yet, living or passed, we celebrate their lives today.
What gifts do we get for our fathers? Traditionally, it has been ties. Given the pandemic, I am not sure if anyone wears ties anymore. This might account that it is projected that 2.2 billion dollars of the 12 billion dollars spent this Father’s Day will be gift cards.1. I’m not sure a gift card requires much thought but, apparently, that is the top way to show our love to our fathers.
How much love do you show for your heavenly Father when it comes to the offering? I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you as I ask that question. I simply want you to think about whether your gift is a thoughtful gift or something you throw in the plate or basket. We need to realize that the offering is when we show our heavenly Father the same honor we give our earthly fathers today.
In the Living Bible, Proverbs 3:9 says, “Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns….” What we give shows whether or not we truly honor God. Just as we pause today to give honor and tribute to our earthly fathers with a gift, let’s pause and give our heavenly Father a gift with the first part of our incomes.
We give you multiple ways to give, so find your best option. We greatly appreciate your generosity which makes all that we do possible. Thank you!