[advance to content]
Many young people today grow up without a loving father’s guidance. But God truly desires to be our Heavenly Father. Luis Palau explains how our heavenly Father gives the experience of true, pure, and endless love. God longs to be near us and he will never leave or forsake us. Listen in as we call to the fatherless generation.
I was doing a TV show in southern Texas. One night a 13-year-old boy called in to disagree with me. I had been discussing the issue of gangs in the United States and how they often lead to negative, destructive, sinful behaviors like stealing, violence, and drugs. “Not my gang,” the boy told me.
“You see,” he said. “I’m in a gang of boys who don’t have dads, so we need each other for protection.” He went on to tell me that they call it the “Fatherless Gang” and they had 400 members. They organized it to protect themselves from bullies in various schools in that city.
His story touched my heart. Think of it - 400 boys without a father to stand by them and teach them. 400 boys! I got to thinking about how incredible it would be if those boys turned to Jesus and asked God to become their Father. What an impact that would that have on their community, their safety, and their future on earth and for eternity. Pray this way, Jesus said: “Our Father, who art in heaven…”
In other words, God wants to be our Heavenly Father. He longs to be near us. He is my Father. Is God your Father? Pray with me today for the fatherless kids out there. Pray that they would find father figures here on earth and - most importantly – that they would find God Himself as their Heavenly Father who will watch out for them, protect them bless them, and tive them a glorious life.
All of life’s tough questions can be answered through the word of God. Listen in as Luis provides ways we can find guidance and direction through the Holy Scriptures. If we are daily in the word of God, it can give us key answers that are fundamental for faith and life. To steer us from worry, the Bible provides answers to our future, how to deal with our finances and how to be a disciple of Christ.