Our Father

My 5 year old daughter had a Kindergarten program last night.  All of us parents and family members dropped off our kid and went and waited in the gym for them to come perform for us.  The place was packed, all the chairs were taken and a lot of people were standing.  We were all waiting for the kids to come in.  Finally the moment arrived and all of the kids starting marching in.  The parents were straining and twisting trying to see their kid.  Some started to get up and go down the aisle to get pictures.  They really wanted to see their child and get a good picture of them.  I was also excited to see my daughter and it was a very proud moment when I saw her at last (The kids were lined up by height and my daughter being short was near the end).

While I was waiting, my thoughts turned to a different Father, our Heavenly One.  I thought to myself, what if all the people were marching in and God was waiting to see us.  How many people their would He be their straining and twisting to see?  How many would He be proud to see?  As politically incorrect as it might be (but it is Biblically correct), God is not the Father of everyone.  In fact He is not the Father of the majority of people.  He is only our Father when we accept Jesus, His Son, as our Savior.  It is at the moment we are adopted into the family of God and our identity changes as we become a child of God.

It saddens me to think of all the people going through life that miss having God as their Father.  What about you?  Do you know for sure if God is your Father?  God’s Word tells us in Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  Have you done that yet?  Have you confessed to God that you are a sinner in need of saving?  Have you cried out to Him asking Him to save you and accepted Jesus as your Savior?  If not, I urge you to do so today.


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