In Hebrew Voices, Heavenly Father’s Day, Nehemia Gordon shares how he found himself at the top of a Colorado mountain, proclaiming a controversial Jewish prayer in memory of his father. You are invited to watch the video (with closed captions) or listen to the podcast. This episode is dedicated to earthly fathers everywhere, and our Heavenly Father above.
When I was eight days old, at the ceremony of my entering into the covenant of Abraham, my father named me “Nehemia Sholom.” Although my father is now gone, I am planning on celebrating this Father’s Day by honoring my heavenly Father Yehovah, who also called me by name. The prophet Isaiah promises us:
“And now, thus says Yehovah, your Creator, Jacob, your Maker, Oh Israel, 'Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you; I called you by name. You are mine.'” Isaiah 43:1
I believe anyone who enters into covenant with Yehovah is called by name. Please join me this Father’s Day in honoring our heavenly Father. I know Father’s Day isn’t a “real” holiday. It’s not commanded in the Bible. But most of the world, set this day aside to honor their earthly fathers who named them. I think it would be great if we could also remember to focus on our heavenly Father who called us by name into His holy covenant.
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