Is My Father
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called
the sons of God. 1 John 3:1
What love, what matchless love, that,
sinners and aliens as we are, we may be brought back to God and adopted into
His family! We may address Him by the endearing name, "Our Father,"
which is a sign of our affection for Him and a pledge of His tender regard and
relationship to us. And the Son of God, beholding the heirs of grace, "is
not ashamed to call them brethren." They have even a more sacred
relationship to God than have the angels who have never fallen.
All the paternal love which has come down
from generation to generation through the channel of human hearts, all the
springs of tenderness which have opened in the souls of men, are but as a tiny
rill to the boundless ocean, when compared with the infinite, exhaustless love
of God. Tongue cannot utter it; pen cannot portray it. You may meditate upon it
every day of your life; you may search the Scriptures diligently in order to
understand it; you may summon every power and capability that God has given
you, in the endeavor to comprehend the love and compassion of the heavenly
Father; and yet there is an infinity beyond.
In all His children God beholds the image
of His only-begotten Son. He looks upon them with a love greater than any
language can express. He enfolds them in the arms of His love. The Lord
rejoices over His people.
He has redeemed us out of the careless
world and has chosen us to become members of the royal family, sons and
daughters of the heavenly King. He invites us to trust in Him with a trust
deeper and stronger than that of a child in his earthly father.
God is to us a tender, compassionate,
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