A father of the fatherless

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A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. ≈ Psalms 68:5

November 11 is Veterans Day. It reflects the ending of World War I, when Germany signed an armistice with the Allies at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared it a holiday in 1919. Formerly known as Armistice Day, the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.

On this day, we officially honor those who served in the United States military. Let’s pray that the families of veterans find comfort and peace in knowing that we appreciate and honor the sacrifices made by their loved ones…

When I saw the voting results, I thought how fitting the choice, “A Father of the Fatherless,” which received 53.57% of the votes from “today’s footsteps” poll.

Raised by a single mom, I fully embrace God as Father to the fatherless. I know firsthand that He is the Father.

Every child, boy or girl, naturally craves the love of his or her father. So, without a biological father’s strength, hugs, and encouragement, we need our spiritual father. For Jesus is the connection to God the Father. So, to the more than 20 million children in America without the physical presence of a father and the millions more whose fathers are physically present, but emotionally absent, there is hope. Call on Jesus…

Through Jesus, we learn that we are not fatherless, but have the greatest father… our Heavenly Father! He is always spiritually and emotionally present. He cares about all our needs, hopes, and dreams. So, whether we have an earthly father or not… we don’t have to be fatherless. We can bask in our Heavenly Father’s love every day by calling on Jesus.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.