Gen 27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
There is a great and exceeding bitter cry ringing out across our land today. This call is from fatherless young men, desperate for the blessing & affirmation of a father.
Last weekend in Miami, Florida, Dr. Joaquin Molina answered the call and hosted a father & son retreat with Men of Honor called "The Father's Blessing 2009".
Men & young men gathered for a weekend of worship, teaching, and affirmation. 35 stepped over the line on Friday night to receive Christ and recommit their lives to Him.
The most powerful part was when fathers began to bless & affirm their sons. They spoke blessing on their lives, future marriages, vocations, ministries, and most of all....sonship.
There were fatherless boys in attendance whose hearts were longing with "great and exceeding bitter cry" to have a father bless them.
These longings were fulfilled when, one by one, men from the group stepped forward and said "I will stand in as this boys father" and pronounce a father's blessing. The young men wept as their blessings were said. The men also wept as God used them to communicate his love to broken hearts.
Each person left the camp with hearts full of God's love and the blessing of a father. One down.....millions to go!