God is Our Father

I will be a Father to you, end you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:18

The father figure in our day is not always viewed favorably by everyone. There are laws in some countries that give the father more duties than rights. I’ve even heard people refer to Parents Day as the day of dogs. The loss of the father image brightness makes many people have great difficulty in assimilating a relationship with God in which He is our Father.

Today many homes are dysfunctional. They often there is no father figure but a woman makes both parents simultaneously. There are other homes where a married couple lives; but the man is not the biological father of the children, who do not recognize his parental position or are  not inclined to accept as such who simply they see as the husband of their mother. If we add to that what modernity has brought with households with two mothers or two fathers, then the confusion that might have those growing on them would be even greater.

The original plan of God was that every human being has a close relationship with Him. In this regard, our Supreme Creator occupies the position of Father and every man or woman would be His son or His daughter. Unfortunately sin broke that beautiful relationship and from that moment we can say that the father figure suffered a blow. Without God as a model father, when man is lost in his trespasses and sins, cannot exercise fully parenthood.

And although sin alienated us from God, His desire remains unchanged. God has never stopped yearning that we see Him as our Father. So He devised a plan B, a perfect plan to restore that relationship with us. The plan was to send His Son to be the propitiation for the sins of all. And it was to restore the parent-child relationship with us, as it says in John 1:12-13: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The part we have to do to our relationship with God is restored is to receive the Son of God and believe in His name. When we receive Jesus Christ, the Son of God and we open the doors of our hearts, we are crossing the bridge made with the cross of Calvary to enable us bridging the gap that sin had caused. Receive Jesus Christ involves repentance of all our sinful life and recognition of His Lordship over us.

Surrender our lives to the Lord does not enslave us, but on the contrary, it frees us from the slavery of sin. And most important of all, as said in 2 Corinthians 6:18, He wants to be our Father and we become His sons and daughters. If you have not yet done, now receive Jesus Christ into your heart, believe in His name and become a son or a daughter of Almighty God. God bless you.


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