The Real Father’s Day
By Barbara de Parada
“In June, in different parts of the world, people are celebrating Father’s Day. They give their dads cards, gifts, parties, and cakes, and make them feel special and loved, and glad that they are fathers. This is an annual occasion in which dads are honored. Certainly, dads should be honored and respected every day of the year, but it’s nice to set aside one day per year to give dad special treatment.
Our biological, adopted, and in-law fathers are very important to us here on earth. But what about our heavenly Father? He is the creator of us all, and He is the being that loves us most. He is the Father of all mankind. Maybe you’ve never thought about it this way before, but isn’t there a day that we pay honor and respect to God the Father, not annually, but weekly? Of course I’m talking about the weekly Sabbath. Every week, from sunset Friday night to sunset Saturday night, we have a 24-hour period called the Sabbath. This seventh day is a sign between God and His people because only His true believers understand its meaning and purpose. The weekly Sabbath is really a “Father’s Day” when we give honor, respect, and thanks to God, and when we spend quality time with Him, talking to Him and studying His word.
To many believers, the Sabbath is simply…”
(This article is an excerpt from the May-June 2003 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)
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