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Our Heavenly Father

Well, it’s Father’s Day – the Day we are all honor our fathers. For some, it’s a day to do something special for father; for others it’s a day to remember. Today, in the sermon, I plan to talk about earthly fathers; but this article lets us consider our Heavenly Father.

The Psalmist David wrote, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14)

We know how a good earthly father can be: stern, strict, demanding. And we also know why: he wants his children to do well. He wants to keep them out of trouble. He wants to give them every advantage so that they may have success in life. But then, beyond the stern, strictness, there is a soft spot. He knows his little boy or girl is just that little person. He knows that his teenager is just a teenager, like he once was.

The same is true, of our Heavenly Father. He knows our frame, that we are made of dust. He knows that we are weak, frail human beings. So He extends His grace and mercy.


The Eternal God

Eternity is something hard for us to fathom other than to say that it is without end. We humans live in time but God inhabits eternity. (Isaiah 57:15) Or as the Psalmist said, “Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2)

The good news of Christianity is that eternity can be ours also. It is pretty certain that man was created for eternity but then sin entered and death became the lot of every man. But still there exists within the human breast a longing to live on and on. And now life and immortality have been brought to light by the gospel. (2 Timothy 1:10)

Yes, we die and along the way we groan within ourselves as we feel our bodies weaken with age until finally we are planted in the earth but for Christians it is only to wait for “the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23) At which time not only will life be restored but it will be with an eternal, immortal vigor as we enter the portals of heaven.