Turn the Hearts of Fathers to their Children

Malachi 4

The Day of the Lord

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousnes will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like caves released from the stall. 3 They you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things, ” says the Lord Almighty. 

4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 “See, I well send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.  He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

It was early June 2010 that I sat one day just doodeling with my pastels. I didn’t really know what to draw at the time; but as always I know that Jesus fellowships with me when sit still with Him.  Anyhow, I began drawing and was about to put the paper and pen down when the Lord said, “Keep on drawing”” and so this is what the Lord and I drew. 
When I finished, I just smiled and said out loud, “Let the hearts of fathers turn to their children.”

A couple of weeks later was my grand daughter Kayden’s 2nd birthday. My daughter decided to just give Kayden a small birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza; and as I left the party my heart felt so overwhelmed with sorrow for Kayden. I felt like she was missing something, but I couldn’t figure what it could be. I thought I was being materialistic and even scolded myself for being so ungrateful; but my heart was hurting for her and I then knew what she was missing, she was missing her biological father. He left my daughter when she about six or seven months pregnant, and this was her first child.

God know’s how deeply I too long to know my biological father; he too left as well as my first child’s father left us; and I know the feeling of being different.  Jesus knew what it was like to be His mother’s only child among step brother’s and sister’s.  

It was just a couple days or so that my daughter called and told me that Kayden’s father contacted her; he wanted to share in his daughter’s life. But the Lord did not stop there. I happened to visit with my son when he recieved a text from his father as well; and yes, the Lord gives the desire of our hearts; and mine was always for the father’s to come back into thier childrens’ lives.

I haven’t met mine yet, but I am still hopeful for that day.