|God Is Your True Father|
I know that the verses come from our past readings, but they have been hanging around in my head. Our men's group is discussing how GOD is our true Father. Some of us, if not all, men and women alike may have felt like our earthly fathers let them down or disappointed us in some way. Some of our earthly fathers may have done much worse. But, the wonderful news is that no matter the relationship with our earthly fathers, we have our true Father who will never let us down!
If we look at David, he had an amazing heart for GOD, but, may have not been the best father in the world. Tamar, his daughter, was raped by her half brother Amnon, and David really did not take care of business. Then there was Absalom his other son who forced David off the throne, then Solomon. David's other son; Solomon was a result of an affair and murder. Whew..... it sounds like a show for Jerry Springer!
We do not know the mind-set of Solomon for David. I am sure that if those were the circumstances in today's world Solomon might have had some ill feelings for his dad. But, here is the part I love, GOD steps in and says, Solomon is MY son, and I will be his FATHER. Forget the past and let us change the future.
GOD says the same thing about YOU today. HE is your true FATHER and HE will never let you down. Now, I know that won't clear up all the feelings and hurts, you might need to get involved into a group to talk out those feelings. But, it is a great light on the future and your new relationship.
And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) HE has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. HE said to me, 'It is Solomon your son who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. 1 Chronicles 28:5-6