The Best Dad

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” [Ephesians 1:4 NIV]

Most Dad’s are brimful of excitement from the moment they hear their wives are expecting a baby. They wait in anticipation for that day their new son or daughter will arrive. They have hopes and dreams for their child to succeed and prosper. Even if the out working of their intentions is not always perfect, I believe Dads really do want the best for their kids.

In the same way, God anticipated each of our arrival before the creation of the world. Before there was an earth to live on. Before there were parents to raise us. Before all of it, He had that excitement for us, He carried those hopes and dreams for us to succeed and prosper — to be holy and blameless in His sight.

Through Jesus He gave us the right of sonship — we are joint heirs with Christ. That means we can come to Him as a father, ask for our needs, remind Him of His promises, ask Him to get us out of a jam, request a comforting hug. He is there for us, just like a Daddy, except that He is a perfect Dad who will never let us down.

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.” [Romans 8:16-17 NIV]

When you remember that you have been on His mind since the beginning of time, you can begin to realise how important you are in His eyes and it makes it easier to come to Him for anything. You are His special child. Doesn’t that make you feel loved and safe?

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Published in: on 30th August, 2011 at 6:18 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. This post comes straight on the heels of a very touching conference at our church at the weekend, reminding us of God’s lavish love for us. Thanks, Amanda 🙂

    • Thanks Paula. God’s love never ceases to amaze me – it is so far-reaching we can’t really ever fathom it completely. 🙂


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