A Father’s Day message for Heart of God Church youths
Every year, on Father’s Day, I write a letter to all the Heart of God Church youths who do not come from complete families. Sadly, the number goes up every year. This year, the number is 304. As the world celebrates Father’s Day, I am concerned that these youths will feel left out, so I write a letter to encourage all the fatherless youths.
This is what I wrote last year.
This Father’s Day, I am thinking of you and smiling.
I am smiling because I know that through Christ, YOU have an amazing future and great destiny.
I want to give you this keychain to remind you of how much I believe in you.
1. Keys represent Responsibility.
No parent would give the house keys to an irresponsible child.
I know you are responsible because the ‘bad’ that you’ve gone through turned out to be ‘good’, because it has made you a more responsible person.
So today, on behalf of your father, I bestow upon you this key.
2. Keys represent closing the door to a bad past.
Close that door.
Your past does not determine your future.
Leave the past. Let it go. You can’t embrace the future holding on to the past.
You can’t run forward looking backwards.
Forgive whom you need to forgive.
Forgive yourself too… if you have to.
Forget what you need to forget.
Most people remember what they should forget and forget what they should remember.
Only remember God and His goodness.
3. Keys represent opening the door to your great future.
Unlock the door to your destiny.
Fling wide the gates.
Step through and step out.
David ran towards the giant.
David fought the lion and bear in preparation.
You have fought your battles in life. Now you are stronger.
You can conquer your giants.
You can conquer your future.
Let your future begin!
Love and Respect,
Father’s Day 2015