Our Father Isn’t Passive and He Doesn’t Provoke Us
Happy Father’s Day!
Thank you, fathers, for all that you do to lead your families, love your wives, and raise your children to serve God with a lasting faith! There is literally no higher calling that we could aspire to.
On this special day, let’s remember how fortunate we are to have the Perfect Father. He has been a Father for an eternity, and He fathers us perfectly.
If you’ve been a father very long you know that fathering is a hard job. Some days we are too passive and don’t fight for their hearts. Some days we are too harsh and we just provoke them. Most of us tend towards one ditch or the other. But our Father’s love is perfect, and He loves us just how we are! He is kind and loving, and He is powerfully fighting for our hearts. No matter what we have messed up He is right there, running out to meet us. Whether we are the ungrateful prodigal son or the ungrateful judgmental son, this is true of Our Father’s love for us:
It chases me down, fights til I’m found, leave the 99.
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still you give Yourself away.
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.
There’s no shadow you won’t light up, mountain you won’t climb up, coming after me.
There’s no wall you won’t kick down, lie you won’t tear down, coming after me.
He loves us and He is aggressively coming after us to rescue us and reconcile with us. He desires a relationship with us like the relationship He has with His Son, our Brother and Friend. He is truly a good, good Father!
Do you ever feel like you have to do this on your own? Like you have to be a man when deep down you feel like a boy? Do you wonder if you have what it takes? You can rest in the kind, assertive, powerful, love of Your Father.