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John is a "Tentmaking Evangelist" (Architect). Licensed and set aside for ministry by the Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association (non-denominational). Co-Founder of Kingdom Gospel Ministries, a ministry now in its 36th year with a mission to reconcile people of different racial, ethnic, educational, and economic situations, and the producer of three weekly radio programs - a Sunday morning verse-by-verse Bible Study on Radio Delaware Valley, a weekly message from current events in California, and a weekly radio drama on the Wilkins Radio network. He also has archived many, many radio programs and written articles on the Internet. John is a PA/NJ Architect with his own practice in its 41st year working on a wide variety of projects including churches, convenience stores, residences, and academies as well as industrial enterprises. He has helped in numerous property acquisitions and worked with real estate investors. Acutely interested in politics since a teenager with many articles published over the last 55 years, he served as a guest on a Talk Radio show discussing race relations and on "It's Your Call" TV show with Lynn Doyle dealing with the subject of interethnic marriage.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

FATHER'S DAY

I love to read and have read about the Orphan trains of a hundred to a hundred forty years ago. Children without parents from Europe and America were put on trains and crossed the US and Canada where people took them in as their own. Child mortality was very high in the 1800's and many children died.  Children started to work on the farms very early and the work was not easy. Some parents welcomed the new children with open arms, but in too many cases, parents really wanted just another field hand or a maid and the emotional support and unconditional love these children desperately needed often went lacking.

Some children do not have an earthly father. Others do but he is not worth 2¢.  While all we like sheep have gone astray, everyone knows children with either no father or a poor father often get into even more trouble. The good news is that there is a Father for every child and every adult waiting in the wings.  The very same Father who was willing to have his ONLY Son put to death so we could have him as our very own Father. He does not treat us as his field hands or his maids. His Son Jesus Christ is not ashamed to call us his brother and the Father puts the very same Holy Spirit he put into Jesus into us so we can be conformed to the character of Christ.  We for real need to let more people know about this Heavenly Father.

 

My earthly Father was a blessing but he died well over 25 years ago. Thank God I have had a heavenly Father almost my entire life. I need both the encouragement and the discipline from someone who knows me better than any other human could and better than I know myself. My times with him every day are the very best times of my life and he loves to surprise me often with new evidences of his love and grace.  

 

I would not insult such a wonderful Father by talking to him only before eating or only briefly once or twice a week or when I am broke.  My Father is interested in every detail of my life – my wife, my sons, my grandchildren, my business, and my ministry. He once told me he has an infinite amount of things to share with me and I try to leave my heart’s door open to him at all times because I really need everything he wants to give to me and every correction I need.

 

On this Father’s Day, you may have a lot to celebrate or it may be a bittersweet day for you. Whether you are a child or whether you are an adult, take this final thought with you – you can know this wonderful Father today and celebrate this afternoon as you throw yourself into his heavenly arms, tell him everything you need to say, listen to everything you need to hear, and experience a level of love and acceptance that is literally out of this world.  May God bless you!