Devotions for Father's Day

By Jeff Bulthuis

June 11, 2019

What comes to mind when you hear the term Father’s Day? Maybe you think about stereotypical gifts like neckties or #1 Dad t-shirts. Perhaps you have memories of the sights and smells of grilling together. Or maybe—like many people—the holiday provides an opportunity for you to celebrate your Father in heaven.

Whatever the case may be, we wanted to provide a Father’s Day gift for you: 5 devotionals for Father’s Day.

  1. Honoring Parents by Henry Kranenburg. This devotion answers two key questions: 1) is there an age when we’re no longer required to honor our parents? and 2) how are honoring our parents and honoring God connected?
  2. Learning from Examples by George Vink. The apostle Paul famously tells others to follow his example. Especially on Father’s Day, consider what kind of example you’re providing for others.
  3. The Runaway Son by Art Schoonveld. The story of the Prodigal Son speaks just as clearly today as it did 2,000 years ago. God’s fatherly love is a reassurance for us, whether we know a runaway or are one.
  4. A Holy Hug by David Den Haan. Recalling the dramatic reunion between a father and his estranged daughter, the author encourages us to embrace hurting people.
  5. Coming Home by Bob Heerspink. Take the opportunity to remember that—like a loving, patient father—God welcomes us home to him when we’ve wandered away.

On Father’s Day—and every day—we pray that your spirit would be refreshed, refocused, and renewed as you “see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1).

About the author — Jeff Bulthuis

Jeff has a B.A. in Psychology from Covenant College and an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have five young children. They enjoy camping, spending time outdoors, and cheering on Chicago sports teams.

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