Tom Bolton, who writes at the site Hopeful, offers a staggering statistic, “one-third of the seventy-two million children in America went to bed last night without a biological father in the home.” (You can find his article here. Also, at Learners, Leaders, and Relationships Tom is involved with a group ministry to establish biblical relationships, along the lines of Paul and Timothy)
I have a message to me this morning… maybe others will hear it also.
Can we as men who love Jesus overcome our fear of “messy?” It seems the dilemma is much too large for us to believe it can be repaired without our direct intervention. These children and youth are all around us. They need to see men who are totally dependent on their Heavenly Father, and whole-heartedly willing to be a friend and mentor in the absence of a male figure in their lives.
The opportunity to be obedient to Jesus’ instruction, “Make disciples for Me,” is knocking down the doors of our comfort-filled lives. How will we answer?
- Men in the Church (tbolto.wordpress.com)
- Learning to Get Messy for Jesus (mtsweat.com)
- Seeing Dad in the Mirror (mtsweat.com)