Yesterday, Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day here. My own dad passed away quite a few years ago, so for me this day is tough. But, I do know one thing; many of the kids here that we minister to either have a dad that works very far away or that has passed away, so I can empathize with them. Being so young, they need a protector and a strong leader in their home. They don’t have that, so they need to know that God wants to be that for them. As I have walked with the Lord, one thing that I ask Him all the time is to help me see and understand Him not only as my God, but also as my Dad. To help me see His fatherly love and caring protection towards me manifested in my life. I know that these kids need that, they long for it. One thing that I want for them is to truly know God as their Father. They don’t have a clue as to how much they are loved by Him. You can typically see which kids suffer the most. It is usually the most rebellious ones that don’t have a healthy family unit in the home. If they could just know how much God loves them.  All throughout His word, He expresses His heart and protection towards the fatherless. Psalm 68:5 says “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy habitation”. He is mighty on their behalf and His eyes are always on them. The fatherless have a special place in the heart of God. My prayer is that they would grow to know that and that God would keep them hidden in Him.