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The Heart Of A Father

 

" For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father."
Romans 8:15

The human heart and ego can be a source of good but it can also sometimes be cruel. We sometimes think that we know all there is to know about everyt...

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Daily: 20 Feb 2017

 

" For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father."
Romans 8:15

The human heart and ego can be a source of good but it can also sometimes be cruel. We sometimes think that we know all there is to know about everything and especially what is good enough for us and our families. There were times in my life I really felt that I pretty much knew everything I needed to know. Then on the 21st of June 2016, everything changed. The moment I saw my son, my life was different.

As I look at Scripture, I see so many fathers that do what father's do, they try and protect their children and just be a dad. Jacob was so doting over Joseph as they say in Afrikaans, “hy het hom opgepiep”, David tried to protect Absolom even when he was consumed with evil and hate for his own father. What will we not do for our children? I share these thoughts because often I believe no one loves my son more than me and that I will protect him and keep him from all harm.

The reality is that he will grow up and he must learn about life and that includes pain. God is our Father, He loves us more than we could ever imagine. When we go through difficult times, He wants to intervene and stop the pain but He loves us and knows that in our weakness we can grow and learn. It is part of our Christian journey and part of God’s love to help us through, but more importantly for us to grow to become men and woman of God. Trust Him as your Father in the midst of whatever you are going through. Never doubt His love.

Prayer: Lord You are my Father, my Saviour and refuge. Thank You for loving me and for knowing what is best.
Amen 

by Rev. Kenneth Claassen

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