Pastor Dave Sarsons
June 20, 2016
SERMON: June 19th, 2016 “Father to the Fatherless” Part 2
Our Father’s Day message today comes from Psalm 68:5 “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows–this is God, whose dwelling is holy.” This is our challenge, to be a unified body of Christ, a family, to raise all the children in Christ. Here is the story that Pastor J. Jeffery Smead shared a few years ago on Father’s Day:
“Some time ago I heard a touching story about a humble, consecrated pastor whose young son had become very ill. After his young boy had undergone an exhaustive series of tests, the father was told the shocking news that his son had a terminal illness. The youngster had accepted Christ as his Savior so the minister knew that death would usher him into Glory. But he wondered how to inform one in the bloom of youth, that he soon would die.
After earnestly seeking the direction of the Holy Spirit, he went with a heavy heart through the hospital ward to his son’s bedside. He first read a passage of Scripture and had a time of prayer with his son. Then he gently told him that the doctors could promise him only a few more days to live.
“Are you afraid to meet Jesus, my son?” asked his devout father.
Blinking away a few tears, the little fellow said bravely, “No,not if He’s like you, Dad!”