Tomorrow is Father's day and lately it has been everywhere, ads online, on the radio, TV, etc, etc, and we just recently finished the same thing with Mother's day. It leaves me wondering if anyone remembers those for whom these holidays can be difficult times, whether they are people who wish to be parents, no longer have parents, are at a distance from parents, or_____ you fill in the blank. With that on my mind I appreciated this reminder in my Matthew Henry reading on Psalm 27:10, that
So if you are one for whom this holiday is a happy one, give thanks, and if not be thankful that the Lord remembers the fatherless, and is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. The Bible says that a prudent wife is a gift from the Lord, but I believe we could say that of any of our relationships, whether parents, children, husbands or wives.....all come from the Lord, or are withheld by Him......and all is being worked together for good for those who love Him.
'God is a better friend than our parents ever can be.'