This is a summary of Hany Fernando’s sermon on the “Father’s Day”, Sunday, 12 November 2017, on Jonah 2:1-9.

Our spiritual life journey is illustrated in many books of the Bible, and so also Jonah bears reference to us as children of God:

God loves us but we turned our back to Him, for we chose our own way, we didn’t want to obey God. However, God always shows His love to us as a father. As the Lord saved Jonah from drowning and death, He also redeems our lives.

Father’s day is not only the day to remember our earthly father, but also the day to remember our Heavenly Father, whose love is unchanging.

Father’s day is not only the day when we honour our earthly father, but also the day to honour our Heavenly Father, who blesses us abundantly.

Father’s day is not only the day when we give a present to our earthly father, but also the day to remind us about giving our life to our Heavenly Father for the glory of His name.

Father’s day is not only the day to acknowledge our earthly father, but also the day to acknowledge our Heavenly Father, who stretches His hands to help us.

Psalm 103:11-14:

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him,
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.

Happy Father’s day!

(Hany Fernando)

 

 

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