July 29, 2007 AM
By Pastor Lee Hemen
Father figures are important in the life of children. They have proven that the influence of a good father in the life of a child can decide whether they go onto college, pick a good future spouse, hold a good job, or succeed in life in general. A father figure can be a grandfather, uncle, step dad, a good friend of the family, or simply a good father! What is important is that a child feels loved, accepted, and forgiven by a predominate male figure in their life. The same is true spiritually as well. So much so in fact that we find within Scripture God relating to His people His role as our Heavenly Father and the importance of our close relationship to Him. Within the pages of Scripture we discover a Father’s compassion as we look at our relationship to God the Father.
David, within his music (the Psalms) often found solace in the fact that while others sought to kill him or to bring him ruin, there was always someon…