LOOKING FOR THE FATHER

There was a touching moment on television at the end of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.  The U.S. hockey team beat the Russians. This was an incredible feat.  All through the hockey game the cameras focused on goalie Jim Craig and on his father in the stands. The reason being that Craig’s mother had recently died and he and his father had grown closer through the months of grief.
When the U.S. won the hockey game, a tremendous celebration erupted out on the ice.  Players embraced, people cheered, flags waved, music played.
All of a sudden the camera focused in on Jim Craig, skating alone up and down on the ice, scanning the stands.  You could read his lips: “Where is my dad? Where is my dad?”  It was the happiest moment of his life and he wanted to share it with his dad.  The last scene showed Jim Craig and his father embracing.

The human race should be looking for their Heavenly Father.  Our cry should be, “Where is my Father?”   The beautiful truth of the matter is that the Father wants to be found.  He wants to be known.  He wants to be loved by His creation.  The Hebrew writer wrote this: “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and various ways but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…”  Hebrews 1:1-2
Isaiah tells us in the 55th chapter, verse 6, “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”
Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  This demands action on our part.  There is no time like the present.  “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”   2 Corinthians 6:2    God created everything and He did it all to be a blessing to His creation, mankind.  He makes Himself known through what He has made.  The Apostle Paul told the people in Athens: “God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”  Acts 17:27    We can know our Heavenly Father.  He has given us His love letter in the Scriptures.  The Bible is the adequate piece of the mind of God.

Our greatest joy is in the victory Christ won for us in His death, burial and resurrection. Through Jesus, we can know the Father, God.  And to know Him, is to love Him and to love Him is to obey Him.  Just realize that we can belong to God’s family.  We can be His children, not through natural birth but through the new birth.  Some of the greatest scripture is found in John 1:12-13: “Yet to all who receive him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”   

Are you looking for the Father?  He wants you to find Him.  When you do find Him, it will be the happiest day of your life.

 

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