REACHing Out Blurb for JUNE 21, 2020
In preparation for our latest film project I’ve done a lot of studying on the negative effects a father can have on a child. I heard one person even say that they believed the root of most people’s problems was some sort of “daddy issue.” I’m not sure if that is true or not. But apart from opinion and academic analysis I do know what I’ve personally seen. Be it from talking to inmates, ex-inmates, drug users, alcoholics, or problemed people with a lot of money and a good job, almost all of them say they had a father that didn’t care, gave up on them, was totally self-absorbed, cared only about their next bottle or high, was abusive, or completely absent from their life while growing up. These people usually end up exactly like their messed-up father or sometimes worse. On the other hand, I have a hard time relating to these people because my father was a great model of the character of our heavenly father, God. And, he still is a great model as we serve together in ministry on a regular basis. If we as fathers won’t make it a priority to model the character of Jesus Christ to our kids then we are willingly creating another self-absorbed generation of people full of hate, anxiety, selfishness, distrust, and dis-unity. As a father your greatest potential for spreading Jesus is with your kids. Happy Father’s Day! Please consider becoming part of a Rescue Team - Mondays, 6:15 PM @ Watered Gardens! Because His Grace Is Amazing, Matt M.