Is This True?

Thought For The Week 282 By Val Warsop

The knowledge that Yahweh is my Father frequently makes me pause to reflect in wonder and awe.  “Beloved,” writes the apostle, “we are [even here and] now children of [Yahweh]” [1John 3:2, Amplified Bible].  Yahshua encouraged us to address Him as ‘our Father’ when we pray, and there are many confirmations in scripture to encourage us to believe it is so.  Do you believe that, here and now, you are Yahweh’s child?

Yahweh had no beginning and will have no end; He is self-existent.  The Bible descriptions of His greatness are overwhelming!  “Yours, O [Yahweh], is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth;” cries King David. “Yours is the dominion and kingdom, O [Yahweh], and You exalt Yourself as head over all” [1 Chronicles 29:11, Amplified Bible].  “His wisdom is profound, his power is vast…He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea…He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted” [Job 9:4,8 & 10]. Yahweh gives us a remarkable, personal glimpse of His CV in Job 38 & 39, where we realise that He is directly involved in every aspect of His Creation. Can it possibly be true that this magnificent, powerful Being is my Father?  

If I truly believe that He is, it should be reflected in everything I am and do, and should influence my behaviour.  My life should be dovetailed around His will.  My heart should be centred on His holiness.  I will make mistakes, I will let Him down, but He teaches me to reach out for something more, to become all that He knows I can be.  He is a Father who has our well-being at heart.  He allows us to make mistakes, to learn valuable lessons, to be exposed to life, but He skilfully weaves all that, in His own time, into something beautiful.  For Yahweh “…is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy…abounding in love and faithfulness” [Psalms 145:8, 86:15].

That Yahweh is my Father is not the greatest scam in history, but the most incomparable honour of the centuries.

 

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