FATHER

Matt.6:26 – Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

The Lord’s prayer has been the daily bread for the church for 2000 years. From Jesus to Augustine, from Luther to Spurgeon, God’s children have called out to their Heavenly Father. There could be no greater comfort to a child, to be cared for and protected by the Father is everything. We know He loves us and out of that love we can rest secure. He will provide for us, direct us, correct us, and heal us. He will be with us each day until our final day when at last He welcomes us into His heavenly home. What condition is your soul in today? Look to your Father who loves you in the best of times and the worst of times. If you need comfort He is there for you; if you need rest He will be your rest, even if you feel abandoned and all alone He will be your faithful ever present friend. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on our Heavenly Father.

“God’s people are doubly His children, they are His offspring by creation, and they are His sons by adoption in Christ. Hence they are privileged to call Him, “Our Father which art in heaven.” Father! Oh, what precious word is that. …… How great is a Father’s love to his children! That which friendship cannot do, and mere benevolence will not attempt, a father’s heart and hand must do for his sons. They are his offspring, he must bless them; they are his children, he must show himself strong in their defense. If an earthly father watches over his children with unceasing love and care, how much more does our heavenly Father? Abba, Father! He who can say this, hath uttered better music than cherubim or seraphim can reach. There is heaven in the depth of that word—Father! There is all I can ask; all my necessities can demand; all my wishes can desire. I have all in all to all eternity when I can say, “Father”.”

This is the true difference between the lost and the saved, He has become our Father. The worldly man has only himself and other men’s resources to trust in (good luck with that). We have our Heavenly Father who loves us more than we can know. His resources are unlimited and His mercies are new every day.

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