No matter where we are in our journey in Christ it is good to know that he already has a plan for us to prosper and be in good health. This doesn’t mean that we will never face another hardship, but it does mean that the Lord will be faithful and he will never leave us.
1O Lord, thou has searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13For thou has possessed my reins: thou has covered me in my mother’s womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (selected verses from Psalm 139)
Today, we celebrate the men of the church who have taken the responsibility to help lead our children to the Lord. Thank you for being faithful to the house of God, providing for your families, being a good Christian role model, and leading your household. You had the greatest example to follow in Jesus Christ. He took the time for children and he learned how to connect with young people. We are fortunate to have many men in our church who have become the models for children without fathers. May the Lord richly bless you on this Father’s Day. You know who you are.
In this week’s Lattereign we honor men of God who have made a difference in the lives of so many young people. Thank you for all you do. What is the Role of man?