My Dad has always had a heart for people and ministry. He’s a former Hospital CEO who started his own Healthcare recruiting company years ago. He’s volunteered in all different aspects of ministry. He’s served on church boards, been a deacon, and faithfully studies the Bible every day. He loves to give back to the community and supports many missions and organizations. He’s also been a wonderful father.
A few years back a couple of transient homeless Punk Rock Kids were squatting in an abandoned house in Kansas City. I had befriended these kids a number of years ago when I was living in the camper and carrying the cross in different cities. These kids traveled a few days with us and the next time they were in Kansas City I told them to hit me up. At the time my Dad was getting ready to drive across the country to Atlanta to visit his mother. My friends were needing to get to North Carolina so I asked my Dad if they could ride across the country with him.
My Dad willingly accepted and was happy to have the company. My Dad loves to talk and I can only imagine the conversations he had with them on that long drive. What amazes me to this day was that my Dad was willing to help them get home. He could have said no. He could have made excuses but that’s not my Dad. He is a man whose heart desires to serve and follow the Lord. My Dad has always set the example of what a Christian and good father should be. I am thankful in my life for everything he has done for me and the love he’s shown to me and my friends.
So many of our guests at Morning Glory are fathers. Many of them don’t have relationships with their kids or families. I hear stories time and time again of how they hope to see their kids again or be a part of their lives. I can’t imagine what life would be like without my Dad. Pray this week for the fathers at Morning Glory. Pray they feel loved. Pray that they feel the love from our Father God in Heaven. Pray for their children and their families. Pray that those who have lost touch with their children don’t feel like a failure. Pray for reconciliation.
“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8
“Fathers must be patient. Often there is nothing else to do but wait; pray, and wait with patience, gentleness, magnanimity, and mercy.” – Pope Francis
Happy Fathers Day!!!
Morning Glory Needs
Bulk Coffee for Breakfast and Lunch
Volunteers for Breakfast Tuesday – Friday 6:30-8:30am
Briefs/Boxers- M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXL+
Plain Blouse/ Shirts
Draw string bags