Watch God Heal a Broken Father-Son Relationship
According to the U.S. census bureau, 24 million children, 1 out of 3, live without their biological father in the home -- and I was one of them. To say that growing up without my dad was tough is an extreme understatement. It was devastating -- and it hit me on different levels within various milestones of my life. For example: Bring Your Dad to Lunch Day...Learning it's okay to cry, but not too much because society will say you're not a "real man..." Experiencing my first crush...and heartbreak...Learning to treat girls like queens instead of objects...Getting married...BECOMING a father...the list is endless.
But as horrific as this part of my story was, the last 10 years between my dad and I have been unbelievably amazing. Where there was once un-forgiveness, there is now unending love. Where there was repulsion, there is now reconciliation. Where we were once foes, we are now friends. I realize that our story didn't have to turn out this way; that I'm incredibly blessed to have a Padré like him; and that my story now has deeper purpose. My hope is that you will see this video and realize:
1.) That no matter how broken the relationship, anything is possible. No one is a lost cause.
2.) That no matter how far you THINK you've run away from God, or how much you THINK He hates you --- he doesn't. And just like He restored my relationship with my earthly father, God did the same for us by allowing His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins --- and be resurrected after 3 days, so that we may have eternal life with Him too.
Thanks for watching.