You’re a Good Father! Part Two
To show that we are his children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who cries out, “Father, my Father.” Galatians 4:6
A good father is one of the most important things a child can have. Are you a good father? As you know, our lives as children of God or Christian have been powered by God’s love. Pure and pristine love from the Father has been unadulterated from the beginning. He had loved us before we came into existence. He has loved us that he made available from the beginning a way of escape for us. We are all blessed by Heavenly Father’s love and mercy.
Even when Adam fell in the garden, God still promised victory that would last. He was faithful to his word and never wavered in his faith. In Genesis 3:15, God said that the seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent — for the human race through his love that will happen in Golgotha on the cross of Calvary. Our daily life is mapped out in this magnanimous love of the Father shown to us, and He also wants us to understand something critical.
Ephesians 5:2 says, “Live a life of love. Love others just as Christ loved us. He gave himself for us — a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God.”
The love he has sown in us is a seed that everyone must use as an opportunity to show the world the right way to go. There is no better way than to be the light the world needs to repel and pursue darkness from it than to illuminate our world with the love of God. This life of love doesn’t end in words of mouth, but more in character and action exhibited towards other people who are our neighbors on this voyage; we are all in this together.
God wants us to directly bring the direction of love in our daily life to fit into the cross’s description, the horizontal axis indicating our love for fellow humans, and the vertical axis, our relationship with God and heaven. Let us know that God also expects those He loves to love Him back in return, and the cycle is kept intact because that is what the good Father does. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.”
1. Dear Lord, thank you for being a good father to me. I am thankful for your guidance and support throughout my life, especially in my time of need.
2. Lord, please help me love you the way you have loved me.
3. Psalm 51:12; May the Lord restore to you the joy of the salvation and uphold you with the free Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen.