My father abandoned my mother—his wife at the time, my older brother, and me in Ghana when I was a few months old. Apparently overwhelmed by financial …show more content…
I’ve always maintained that I do not miss him, and that’s the truth. I cannot miss someone I’ve never met. Still, I think about him sometimes, wondering if he ever thinks about me in return.
If this sounds like an invitation into a lavish pity-party, I assure you that’s not the case. When I was still a boy, my mother once advised me that I should think about her faithfulness toward me; that I should think about all her sacrifices for me, and consider them as virtually nothing in comparison to God’s faithfulness toward His children. So this Father’s Day, my thoughts will be captive, not to David Sey’s faithlessness, but to God’s faithfulness toward me.
God’s faithfulness is precious to me, not merely because of my father’s faithlessness, but because of my own faithlessness toward God. Because of my sins, I am “by nature [a child] of wrath, like the rest of mankind (Ephesians 2:3). Therefore I am not, by nature, a child of God (Romans 9:8). I am a sinner, and I am deserving of the consequences thereof. I do not have an inheritance to a home in Heaven. Instead, I am deserving of Hell.
But in Galatians 4:3-7, the apostle Paul