MY HEAVENLY FATHER

  I just finished the book, “Being George Washington” by Glenn Beck.  In the book, it is stated that Light Horse Harry Lee eulogizes Washington as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”   How true it is that George Washington is recognized as the “Father of Our Country.”

  But, I want to tell you about “MY HEAVENLY FATHER-GOD.” The book I want to use is His book, the Bible, wherein He tells about Himself.  Read His story.
God created the world and all that is in it. But, He wanted a relationship, so He created man and woman. He enabled them to reproduce after their own kind.  God is a father and He desired a family. He blessed His family with the perfect Garden of Eden.  But, man messed it up, they sinned, disobeyed the father.  Due to sin, they were driven out of the Garden.  Now, they are fallen creatures, lost, out of harmony with God.  The Father is not happy with this broken fellowship, so He sets in motion a plan to unite the family with Himself. He chose a special people, Israel, out of whom He would bring forth the Messiah.  The Old Testament of our Bible is the history of the coming of the Messiah.  Every page of the Old Testament breathes with the message, “the Messiah is coming.”  Out of the faithful Israelites, JESUS, the Messiah, (Christ) was born.

  The first four books of the New Testament, tell of that miraculous conception as the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary and she gave birth to the Son of God.  The Gospels;  Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, write of Jesus’ perfect life, perfect sacrifice, (crucifixion), burial, resurrection, ascension of Jesus back to Heaven, seated at the right hand of God.  Jesus then sent the Holy Spirit to the chosen Apostles to guide them in God’s divine, soul saving message. Through the acceptance of that message, the faithful can be brought back in harmony with the Father.  The Book of Acts, by teaching and example, shows how the sinner is joined to Jesus. Jesus becomes a part of us and we become a part of Him, united, through obedient faith.  The rest of the New Testament, Romans through Revelation, teach us how to live the Chistian life.  They are the ‘repair manuels’ to keep us fit as members of the family of God.

  It is beyond comprehension, that we, sinful, fallen humanity, can become Christians, God’s children.  That is what His Book, the Bible teaches.  John 1:12 “Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”  

  What a blessing belongs to the Christians, that we can call, God, Father.  This is a privilege that belongs only to the Christian. I John 3:1:  “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.  And that is what we are.”

  God, the Father, wants us and seeks us to be His children.  Make this Father’s Day the best ever by claiming that relationship, through Jesus, with God as YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

2 Responses to “MY HEAVENLY FATHER”

  1. Dear Max . , what a beautiful reminder that we can be called children of God through His Son Jesus !
    Thank you so much for your studing and sending out such words of wisdom. I am so thankful you are in my life and we both are Children of God and we know HIM AS FATHER.
    Love and Prayers, Joann

  2. It is so comforting to be able to call God “Abba Father”. I am so grateful that no matter what kind of earthly father we have, we have a perfect, loving, compassionate heavenly Father. And we are told that we can approach His throne with boldness — what a miracle.

    Hope you and Joann are having a good week. We missed to today at church.

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