In the last post, we saw the sacred bond between father and daughter. It definitely is a beautiful relationship that every daddy and daughter should cherish. However, there are times when this bond just does not happen. The loss of a father is one of the saddest moments that a daughter could face. However, there are times when dads get too caught up with their work and making a living, that they leave no time for family.
Casting Crowns’ “Just another Birthday” portrays a daughter yearning for love and care from her father who is constantly away at work and is usually never present for his daughter’s birthdays, even the major turning-points of her life. She grows up to get used to this, telling herself that she’ll be fine. She goes through many things very early, without the love and advice from her father, but realizes that it was never going to come. At this point, she calls onto Jesus, who is the father to the fatherless. He remains the only one who can put the pieces back together in her life and heal her brokenness. To anyone who has never felt the love and compassion from a father, Jesus is a father to the fatherless, and provides great comfort, taking them into His loving arms, where one can find great peace and joy and Healing. His kind of love is unconditional and unmatched; His kind of peace is a peace that passes all understanding. Even when earthly people let you down time and again, He never lets you down. He is a strong tower and a refuge you can run to at any time. He remains a steadfast hope to everyone who believes in Him and a Father to all of His children. Like SonicFlood’s Lead Vocalist, Rick Heil says, “Psalms 103 says, ‘Praise the Lord, I tell myself. Never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He ransoms me from death, surrounds me with love and tender mercy and He fills my life with good things.’ I want people to know that He’s a good Father.” *
* – Taken from an Interview with cbnmusic.com