Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day

        You probably just glanced down at the right-hand corner of your computer screen to confirm your suspicions and shook your head, muttering, "This post is three months late. Father's Day was back in June."
        Well, you're right. Father's Day does take place in June. But I'm talking about a different kind of holiday.
        During the sermon at church today, the elder who was preaching compared the Sabbath to Father's Day.
        Father's Day is a day set aside to honor our father's and all that they do for us. It's not that we don't talk to / fellowship with / thank and honor our father's for the other 364 days of the year; but the third Sunday in June is dedicated to just that.
       In the same way, Sunday is like a weekly Father's Day to God. Yes, we talk (pray), fellowship (read), and thank and honor (worship) the other six days of the week, but Sunday is a particular day that is set aside for fellowship with our Savior.
        I don't know about you, but that analogy really clicked with me.
       Sunday isn't about singing praise songs, listening to a sermon, and spending time with the body of Christ. These are all great - and important - things to do, but Sunday is really about you and God. It's about showing your love and affection by spending quality time with Him and honoring all that He has done for you.
        So get off your computer, phone, tablet, or whatever you're using to read this, and go spend time with your Father. This is His day.



  1. I totally loved this analogy as well! I considered writing a "father's day card" every Sunday, even if I don't journal the rest of the week.

  2. Hello Riah. so blessed to know you,read your testimony and the blog post too. Your lblog post on Father's day is a great analogy and a reminder to all who love their heavenly father to celebrate every sunday in honor of Him. Thank you for a blessed anology. Well Riah you may be interested in the project our church in Mumbai, India has for the young people as well as adults from the West. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the west to come to Mumbai on a short / lojng term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during their summer/ christmas vacation. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us in the slums of Mumbai during your summer/ christmas vacation. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear form you very soon. Praying for God's direction as you wait up on Him.