ABC Bible Character Faith Series

A Father who Loves!

We live in such a broken world with many broken families and in recent years, it is increasingly becoming difficult to hear good stories about fathers or father figures. “A Father who loves” may be a strange phrase for some of us because we don’t know what that looks like.

Maybe your father always took you to nursery and made sure you had your lunch box. Amazing! Maybe your father abandoned you and now you’re too hurt whenever you think of him. Or maybe your father passed away and now life is too hard because he was your rock.

Whatever the situation is, I’d like to remind you about a Father who loves and cares. Our Heavenly Father God. There’s a reason Jesus teaches us to call God, “Our Father”. This unites us as His Children and we know we have one Father. Through the Father, we may learn how to love, serve, and give. Knowing that we have a bigger family than just our biological one.  

Some have got the wrong perception of who God is. They see Him as a tyrant who seems to want to cause trouble and suffering that never ends but is that the case? If that were true, you and I would probably have perished but think about how many times He’s spared your life and guided you to the right path. Think of how many silly decisions you’ve taken but you’re still here. Think of how you’ve not lacked tuition and yet you lost your parents or guardians. Think of how you’ve been able to attend school without paying the required tuition. There’s just so much we’ve experienced because of our Father’s grace.

We have so much freedom, it is unreal! God has loved us so much. He gave His son so we may live together with Him. Now, that is love. We are no longer condemned because we’ve been justified and made righteous through Christ. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. – Romans 8:1, Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ – Romans 5:1.

Therefore, let no one deceive you that God is always looking to punish you. No, He’s longing for communion with you, for an intimate connection. He wants your heart and He’ll do the rest. Scripture says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love” – 1 John 4:18.

The only way to know God is to spend time with Him, in His word. He tells us who He is. Knowing that, we can experience life with a purpose.

I hope you’ll be blessed as you reflect on the character of God, the Father who loves.

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Joshua Kats

January 14, 2023

Amen. He is surely such a loving Father!

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Lauretta

January 14, 2023

Period!!!

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Michelle Chikonde

January 14, 2023

This is so encouraging! Gods love is so immeasurable 😭!

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Lauretta

January 14, 2023

Surely!!! It is indescribable.

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