Jesus saith unto her, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." (John 20:17)
The sweetness of God that we are experiencing this morning certainly confirms that God is our Father. How remarkable it is that as we sing praises to his name, the whole atmosphere changes and his presence can certainly be felt. The above Scripture was the first message sent to the church, after Jesus had risen from the dead. The scene was just outside the tomb, where Mary was tirelessly in her pursuit to find Jesus. Here Jesus is talking to Mary face-to-face. A man who had died three days earlier and now was alive and well. Equally astounding are his words, for they declare the first Father's Day! Not just any ordinary Father's Day, but that God is your Father! What can we say to all of this, "If God be for us then who can be against us?" Praise the Lord! Have a most blessed Father's Day.
Dr. Thomas Snyder