Psalm 103:13: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”

God is the Engineer of the universe, but what defines Him the most is how He relates to His creation – as a father. He is the Lord of lords, the King of Kings and the Father of fathers. God is family. And if we don’t relate to Him as such we are estranged and not part of His family.

God wants to adopt human beings so they become His children again. That’s how it was in the beginning. In Paradise Adam and Eve knew God as their Father. It wasn’t until outside of Eden when human beings developed a more distant relationship.

When Jesus came, He demonstrated the most beautiful Father/Son relationship. He taught us His prayer, which starts out with “Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name”. Everywhere Jesus went He promoted God’s Fatherhood. And through Jesus we are invited back to having a family relationship with our Creator.

God dramatically reached out to us when He gave us His Son Jesus. Think about that. He calls us His sons and daughters, which makes Jesus our brother. As the Father of Creation, God is the First Dad. God’s heart is big and tender. We can always count on His empathy and compassion. He is the best father we will ever have.

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