by Joseph Parker
I recently received an email from a KidTrek-trained adult (secondary nurturer) passing along this child’s prayer request.
You see, this child’s daddy left the family five years ago and has not been heard from since; it is believed he returned to Mexico.
I was told that whenever a conversation regarding “dads” comes up, the child becomes very sad and depressed.
Yet, this child has an adult willing to make sacrifices; walking through this tragic circumstance in the child’s life.
Granted, this adult will never replace “daddy,” but God is working through this adult to introduce the child to Himself.
This side of heaven there is NO perfect father; we all sin against our children, regardless if a father sticks around or not.
But to have adults outside of the home willing to sacrifice his/her time and resources to introduce them to our Heavenly Father is imperative.
In addition, for those fathers who are trying so hard to do everything they can to provide for their children (leading to their inability to be there in ways their kids need)…
…the church needs to step up and walk alongside them.
These parents, and their kids, need adults equipped and committed to walking through the development of their children WITH them, not for them.
Please pray for this child and the thousands like “him” in America who will be celebrating this Christmas without a Father in their home.