I remember when I was a child living in New York, my father would lift me up on top of his shoulders and run me around the apartment. As he would do this I would grab hold of his beard and hold on for dear life. As I think back, I know that must have been excruciatingly painful for him. Yet in those moments I just knew that my father loved me.
In the Bible, God is described as three co-eternal Persons. There’s God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and then there’s God the Father. Did you know that God is the eternal Father? Now I can already hear you saying to me, “How can I relate to God as Father? My father was never around? Or “My father was abusive.” Or “My father abandoned me when I was a child.” Or “I don’t even know who my father is.”
Please hear me. If that is you, then God says to you today, “No. I am not your earthly father. I am your Heavenly Father.” And when the Bible describes what your heavenly Father is like, it says in 1 John 4:8, “God is love.” He loved you so much that, the Bible says in John 3:16, He gave His only begotten Son, that if you believe in Him, you will have eternal life. He is your eternally loving Father and He will not abandon, abuse or leave you. God says to you today, “I am your Father.”