God arms me with strength; He has made my way safe. Psalm 18:32
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. Psalm 139:1-4
The Great Commission is to go out onto the world and preach the Gospel, and to make disciples of Christ. The good news is that He died for our sins and has risen again. There is only one of two directions one can go at death. Are you sure you will be with the Father in Heaven? Romans 10:13 says: For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Call unto Jesus. Place your life in His hands. Your eternal future depends on it.
This was Jesus' appointed mission. He was sent by His Father as the only means by which anyone could be saved from eternal condemnation. The Pharisees and Sanhedrin had nothing to fear from Him. While He preached against their hypocritical religious practices, He did not come to judge them or to condemn them but to give them an opportunity to repent and be saved.
On this Fathers Day I would like to simply say: Thank you for being there for your children. Good and godly dads are more important now than ever before. Blessed is the father who faithfully stands by his wife and children through all the highs and lows of life. Men, we need to be the fathers God has called us to be. We need to be spiritual leaders, examples, heroes, and we need to be there for our families.
Throughout our history our nation's leaders have carried their plans and hopes to God in prayer. Today we regard prayer in our national life as a forgotten tradition. We no longer have the sense of coming earnestly to God. We simply pray as a formality.
Even though a great windstorm had risen, and the waves beat into the boat, Jesus was asleep. His disciples came to Him asking, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"