First, though, we'lll celebrate the Heavenly Father at our church. There will be a slide show featuring the "Dads at SSUBC". There will be a few inexpensive gifts awarded to dads in several categories. There will be a sermon titled "Fatherhood: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" based on Gideon who had 71 sons and who knows how many daughters! (see Judges 9:5)
Romans 8:15-17 tells me: "I have received the Spirit of adoption as sons (daughters), by which I cry, 'Abba! Father!' The Spirit himself bears witness with my spirit that I am a child of God, and if a child, then an heir --heir of God and fellow heir with Christ, provided I suffer with him in order that I may also be glorified with him."
I want to grow in my awareness and understanding of my relationship with Abba. One day, my earthly father will leave us (unless Jesus returns first). But Abba will never leave or forsake me! I also read that last provision of Romans 8:17 - "provided I suffer with him..." and know that I have a lot to learn about that, too!