Friday, July 26, 2013

You Have a Loving Dad

This week, the world anticipated with excitement the birth of the royal baby, the child of Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. People from around the world waited from the time the Duchess was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital to the time she emerged from it with the Prince beside her and their royal baby cradled in her arms. Well-wishers rejoiced at the sight of the little baby, the third in line to the British throne. 

A month ago, another baby was born, though not from a royal line, but her birth was a cause for much celebration for the baby's parents, especially her dad who is my friend. Even before his little baby was born, my friend has already internalized his new role as a father. While their baby was still in his wife’s womb, he was already talking to their baby and making plans for the baby. When his baby was finally born, he posted the pictures of the baby on Facebook for all to see. Obviously, he’s one excited, loving dad.

Photo credit  ©Micha Fleuren/Dreamstime Stock Photos

We have a Dad, a Heavenly Father, the King of kings who loves us so much and who is so excited about us. 1 John 3:1 reveals, “See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children—and so, in fact, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God.” 

God created us so He is the Father of all creation. But we may not fully experience an intimate relationship with God as our Father if we do not acknowledge and submit to Him. God made it possible for us to be called and accepted as His children by coming to Him through His Son Jesus Christ. Come to your Heavenly Dad and experience His rich love. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen to that! More and more reason to focus on things above where CHRIST is sitting at the right hand of GOD...Keep preaching the WORD while it is still daylight!