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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, June 14, 2019

“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” — Luke 15:20

The Perfect Father

I love being a dad. I love being able to give my daughter what I didn’t receive from my own dad: unconditional love and support. For my daughter, I always try to be present in her life, to be there at her sporting events and to show her how much I love her, not just tell her.

But like all people, I’m not perfect and I fail quite a bit. I make mistakes and find myself having to apologize to my daughter on many occasions for not reacting in a proper way to certain situations.

Even though I’ll never achieve perfection as a dad, I know there is a God in Heaven who is our perfect Father. He knows all. He sees all. He loves all. He sent His Son to die for all. He is the perfect Father.

It’s comforting to even write this now and remember that no matter what happens in my life — when I mess up, when I say something stupid, when I have an impure thought, and when I react inappropriately to my daughter — I know there is a perfect Father I can run to, and He will be there waiting with open arms.

This Father’s Day weekend, I pray you will put your trust in the perfect Father and remember how much He loves and cares for you.

— Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum Podcast host

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