Who’s Your Daddy?

DadWith today being Father’s Day I naturally started thinking about my earthly father.  He is very funny.  He can be extremely generous, and he is absolutely the best fisherman I know.  When he goes fishing at the lake he catches so many when he gets done the water level is lower.  Seriously he has been known to catch 95 sand bass in one outing by himself.  I am definitely like my earthly father in several ways.

Then my thoughts turned to my heavenly Father.  I was made in His image, but am I like Him?  I feel God has a sense of humor, but I know for sure He is loving, He is kind, He is longsuffering, He remembers no wrongs, and He is patient, as well as other perfect qualities.  Out of my two fathers I desire mostly to be like my heavenly Father.

In Romans 8:15 it says we cry out to God by saying, “Abba Father”, which translates as “Daddy God”.

Some people have a pretty bad earthly father.  In no way should our heavenly Father be compared to our earthly fathers.  Earthly fathers, at least on this side of heaven, can let you down, say things that hurt, or do other things we don’t like.  If you have been hurt by your earthly father you can certainly turn to your Daddy God.  He can heal you, help you understand things.  He is always there for you.  On this day and everyday remember your heavenly Father.

One thought on “Who’s Your Daddy?

  1. I’m reminded of something I heard about Chuck Colson’s prison ministry and earthly fathers. One time they offered Mother’s Day cards to prison inmates and there was such a positive response that they ran out of cards. They decided to do the same thing on Father’s Day and were surprised when very few cards were taken. This is what makes it hard for many men to see God for who He is. They link God with their earthly father and that’s not always a good thing.
    I enjoy your thoughts Mark and agree that we need to be as much like our Heavenly Father as we can. He won’t leave us or forsake us.

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