Luke…I am your father!

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:36

Not everyone is blessed with a compassionate father. Some fathers are distant, judgmental, aggressive, greedy, or selfishness. Some are completely absent.  Some end up being Darth Vader. Our Daddy issues can affect the closeness, trust, or love we feel toward our  heavenly Father. Even scripture may lead us project onto the Father an image of  unapproachable Judge while Jesus is the approachable loving Advocate who protects us from the Father’s wrath. Not so. He is our Daddy and His compassion toward us is enormous.

Daddy, I want to grow up to be just like You!