May 10, 2012

Day 3 - May 9, 2012

Day 3 - May 9, 2012

I love the image that John DeVries paints of God - that of a Father and Son holding hands.  If you are or were blessed to have a great Father this is a great image.  But some people come from broken homes and their fathers were not so great.  "I can't relate to God as Father because my own father was so awful" they sometimes say.  But if your father was awful, then you must have had some image of what a good father should be.  Otherwise you wouldn't be so bitter.  Well, God is that Father -perfect in every way.  We shouldn't judge God by our own fathers, but judge our own fathers by God. 

I am so proud to look at my own son and see him grow into a young man.  I see so much of myself and Jennifer in him.  I wonder how much of Himself God sees in us.  We are created in His image.  What an amazing thing.

Blessings,

Pastor David