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Father's Day

Father's Day

“Happy Father’s Day to the Best Dad Ever!” I read the card, smile, and thank my family, but deep inside, I know better.

I recall my past and I’m filled with shame. I remember moments of self-centeredness, of anger, of sharp words, of doing things I told them not to do. Have I failed my God and family? Let me count the ways.

Thank God, I have the perfect Father. I have perfect forgiveness of every sin. I have a perfect future life, where everything I’ve ever done wrong no longer looms before me.

I thank God for the forgiveness learned from Jesus. Without it, my family would never have sent me the card that caused this thought process.

I also thank God for new opportunities to model his love – new situations in which, with God’s help, I can more perfectly act like Jesus toward my family and friends.

And finally, I thank God for giving me the privilege of sharing this message about a perfect heavenly Father, with all the walled-in people we serve.

"And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."2 Corinthians 6:18





The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick, bring out the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let us eat and celebrate, because this son of mine was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found.’ (Luke 15:21-24 EHV) 

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.