“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth” (Eph 6:2, 3)
There is a Christian sister I know. About 20 years ago she came to meet my husband and I to intervene in a ‘heart’ matter. She grew up without a father. Her mother got pregnant for a man who was her boyfriend at the time. The man just traveled outside the country when she discovered that she was pregnant for him. She wrote to him that she was pregnant. Thru letters they agreed that she should do an abortion. She told him that she did it. Later she discovered that the abortion failed and that she was still pregnant. The man refused to believe her story. Anyway, a baby girl was born.
She is now 47 years old. She is a born again child of God. She is a very successful professional woman. She has a very good job. Twenty years ago she came to us that we should convince her father to do a DNA test, so that they know the truth. He refused to talk to her and rejected her proposal. We tried to convince him to do it but he was adamant. We prayed with her and encouraged her to move on in life. Last week, she wrote him a passionate letter to agree to do the test. She sent him an envelope with copies of all her certificates and many pictures. She is praying that this time, his heart will be touched that he will agree to do the test and put this matter to rest. She said that she does not want any material property from him. She only wants the blessings and prayers of her father.
Please pray that God’s will be done in their lives. Pray that God will glorify His name in this situation. Pray that God will touch this man’s heart to do the right thing. Love cannot be forced. The truth is that only God can help them! If you grew up having a mother and a father, you may not know the pain of one who was rejected from birth. But this pain is real to her. God bless you and reward you as you intercede for them!