"Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty. "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse."
When the hearts of fathers are turned toward their children and the children do the same for their fathers, they are a living picture of God and His children! God’s heart is turned toward you, if you are His child. He truly wants what is best for you in your life!
And then, the children of God turn their hearts toward Him! When this happens, there is no curse on the land!
So, fathers when you love your children, you are showing the world around you what God is like. And children, when you love your father everyone sees how we should all love our Father God! It is the most powerful presentation of the Truth of Eternity! It is the final and glorious climax of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
“Lord Jesus, turn our hearts to each other so that we can show the world Your love and the love of the Father for us all! May Your Name be praised forever. Amen.”