Somewhere a child is growing up alone and scared, in a world without love. He cries himself to sleep each night, afraid of what the next day will bring. Forced to make his own way in life, he’ll eventually turn to violence and crime, because he knows no other way than that which he’s been exposed to. It does not have to be this way.
The following are excerpts from the Devotional posted September 1, titled “Where are God’s Men?” written by Dr. Richard Vaden. If you have not already read it, you are encouraged to do so. It speaks to the current trend in the churches and homes concerning the role of the parents:
In Psalm 12:1, David cries out, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” Could this be the reason that today our communities, cities, states and nation are so far from the Path of Righteousness? Crime is rampant; lawlessness abounds in our streets and in our schools. Our homes are no longer the stabilizing force that they were designed to be.
This decay began in our churches and then spread to our homes. In religion, compromise has become the major doctrine that many have bowed to; the misunderstanding of the role of the man and the woman in the home has undermined the very foundation of the home.
Yes Lord, help us to have the Godly man in our society; in our homes and our churches; in our local, state and national governments.
The next Devotional, “A Love Story,” written by a different author, Tyrone Jackson, was posted on September 3. This tells the story of a different Father. It tells of God’s Love for us, the Perfect Love of The Father for His children. You are also encouraged to read this one, noting the contrast between the two. The following excerpts are taken from this devotional:
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) God has given us the greatest love story every told. He gave the greatest sacrifice of love that one could ever receive: His Son. But God commendeth (or exhibited) His Love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
This isn’t your ordinary love. This is an indescribable love, a salvation love, a redeeming love, a sanctifying love: agape love.
Our society today does not know the true meaning of the word “love.” We use this word so loosely. If we could grasp the true meaning of this small, four letter word with a divine meaning, surely we would understand this Love commended towards us from God, and we would see the Sacrifice of Love that Jesus displayed on Mount Calvary.
“Hearts of the Fathers” is an affiliation of families, individuals, churches, civic groups, schools, city governments and most of all prisoners, committed to making a difference by addressing the problem of youth degeneracy at its root: the fathers. We believe that our children are our biggest asset for the future. We believe that raising productive children begins with responsible parents.
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