Monday, 11 January 2016

Your Father's Love

The Lord is like a Father to His children, tender and compassionate. He is mindful of us, watching our every step. God has promised to take care of you 'as a father cares for his children'. The Bible even says that God knows every sparrow that falls to the ground and even the hairs on your head are numbered - that is how close His relationship with you is! God wants us to come to Him for help. He will hear even the faintest cry. Just as a mother learns how to recognise the different cries of her baby: she knows when the baby is hungry, or tired, or needs a nappy change, or just needs comfort, so God recognises the need you express by your every cry for help!

Jesus told us to call God 'our Father', and in the Bible He Himself is described as a 'Son of God'. We are sons and daughters of God! This is why we have the right to approach Him and talk to Him personally, as we would with any father. The miracle of the Gospel which Jesus brought in the New Testament is of a direct access to God. In the Old Testament it was necessary to come to God through a priest, but the good news of the New Testament is that God sent His Son to be born as a baby, to live and work as one of us, to show that all the barriers are broken down and we have direct access to a Heavenly Father. For this reason, when Jesus died, the veil of the Jewish Temple, which separated between God and man and could only be accessed by a holy priest, was split in two, thus opening the way to God without hindrance!

Deuteronomy 4:29-30 says, 'If from where you are…when you are in distress and all these things have happened to you…if you seek Him you will find Him!'

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