Pondering God (Part 8)
8 May. Our pondering of God continues. God is Father. Dad. Daddy. Sir. Omni everything. He ever knows. He was here first. He is a person, not a human, but personal. He's not an It. Or the Great Idea. He's the Higher, no wait, the Highest Power. Dads can do anything. At least that's what we thought when we were young. "My dad can beat your dad at...."
Fathers love their kids. I think grandfathers love their grandkids, even more, but that's another story.
I'm not talking about the distant, remote, abandoning fathers, or the ejaculate into the test tube sperm donor dads. I'm talking about real dads. From Hugh Beaumont to Fred MacMurray, from Tim "The Toolman" Taylor to Homer Simpson. Each dad has his quirks and his embarrassing moments. We all fall short. But dads are there for their kids. Graduations, weddings, concerts, basketball games... dads are there.
Oswald Chambers (whom I quote often) said, "God is my Father, He loves me, I shall never think of anything He will forget, and worry becomes an impossibility." Fathers allow their kids to be confident. Not boastful, but comforted knowing He will desire and accomplish their best, if they will let him.
There was some controversy about the person Yeshua. Back then in 30 AD (CE) and to this day. One scene captures this exactly. It's in Jerusalem. Yeshua said, "You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me." (John 8.41-42)
God's Fatherhood is awesome and comfort bringing. It's assuring. It brings us confidence. But presumption is a lousy master.
Father, thank you for loving us, for being for us the Father in whom we can rest and in whom we can find great strength. Nothing surprises you; nothing prevents you. We are yours. You created us; you formed us; we are yours.