I was part of a Bible study today in which we were asked to describe a father/child relationship. We had many answers, such as, unconditional love, fun, role model, acceptance, protective, teaching, provider, reliable, joy, image-bearing, etc. It was a fun way to be reminded that we are His children and to reflect on His relationship with us.
After the study, several verses came to my mind related to being God’s child:
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 3:18).
“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).
“Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again” (Revelation 3:3).
Romans 8:15 says that as God’s children, we can cry out “Abba! Father!” which means Daddy!!!
My three kids always asked a lot of questions when they were little. They drove me crazy sometimes, but I tried hard to answer them the best I could. During uncertain times when we are not sure what is going on, we should go to our Abba Father who knows all! He is not scared of our questions. He may not always answer them the way we want Him to, but He loves to give us wisdom. The Father also loves to listen to us!
When we see everything that is going on around us, it is easy to question that God is who He says He is. Again, He is not scared of your questions. Remember when we first came to the Lord? He gave us milk to drink, not solid food, until we had better understanding (see 1 Corinthians 3:2). He will do the same today as He did yesterday and will again tomorrow.
We love you Jesus so much! Thank you for helping every step today. We need your new mercies every day in these unprecedented times. May we feel your love as a hen protects her chicks! Amen and Amen
Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 8:14-17; Mark 10:13-16
Hugs Tyla Kozub