Happy Father’s Day 



 

Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory.  He will create calm with his love; He will rejoice over you with singing.

 

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

I know most of you have never heard of celebrating Father’s Day in March but today is special!

 

Ever since I discovered Zephaniah 3:17, where it says ‘He will rejoice over you with singing’, my morning wake up times have been rather interesting.  Nearly every morning, I will wake up with a God-song playing in my mind.  really want to know what He is saying!  So I wake up and try really hard to get that song playing on my phone as quickly as I am able.  I am intrigued by the fact that God is so happy with me that he sings His love over me.  

 

This morning was different, though.  It was as if the Holy Spirit was excited and hovering.  It was the ‘waiting for Christmas morning’ kind of excited, and He kept waking me up before my alarm was due to go off.  2:00 a.m., then 4:15 a.m., then 4:50 a.m.  Are you up yet?  Wake up, Sleepy head! He’s here! Hurry – get up already!”  As a seasoned mom, I will admit that my experience is that this kind of pre-dawn bugginginsistence can only be dealt with by keeping my eyes tightly closed and pretending to still be asleep.  As a mother of twins plus one and after many years of lost sleep, I am pretty convincing at pulling this off.  But the Holy Spirit just kept on pleading and kept poking me until all of a sudden, I really was wideawake.  It was as if I had just received a sweet kiss on the cheek and heard the trailing off of a song in His wake.  The Father.  Ahhh….He is here and He wanted to remind me that today is His…It is Father’s Day!  Sweet!

So, this is one of His favorite songs and it appears He just wanted to hear me to sing it for Him.  Never mind that He has legions of perfectlytuned, beautiful angels (without bedhead) to make music for Him.  This is our songour moment, His and mine.  It can be that for you, too.  It doesn’tmatter if you can’t sing.  He loves to hear the sound of your voice.  It doesn’t matter if you never had a reason to celebrate your relationship with your earthly father.  He has chosen you to be His child, at the cost of His own.  This is different.  He is the masterclass in parenting and love.  You are loved by a Father Who cannot and will not ever let you down – will not ever let you go – will not forget or let you forget how much He treasures you.  He’s already busy rejoicing over us.  Let’s put some coffee onwake up for real and join Him.  Let’s celebrate the love of a good, good Father!  This day is all about Him!  Happy Father’s Day! ~ Debbie Bouckley 

 

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Good, Good Father

 

Oh I’ve heard thousands of stories

Of what they think You’re like

But I heard the tender whisper

Of Love in the dead of night

And You tell me that You’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

 

You’re a good, good Father
It’s who you are, 

It’s who you are,
It’s who you are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am, 

It’s who I am,
It’s who I am 

 

Oh, and I’ve seen many searching

For answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching

For answers only You can provide
Cause You know just what we need 

Before we say a word.

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are, 

It’s Who You are
Its Who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am, 

It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Because you are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways 

To us

Oh it’s love so undeniable I

I can hardly think 

AYou call me
Deeper still, 

AYou call me
Deeper still, 

AYou call me
Deeper still, 

Into love, love, love

You’re a good, good Father
It’s Who You are, 

It’s Who You are
Its Who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am, 

It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Because You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways

To us