The Many Faces of God
Just to mention a few.
God As Father
God as a Father is a dominant theme in Scripture, perhaps the most dominant of all.
Within the Trinity God is a Father. I’ve never heard the Trinity referenced without “Father” being first. Why is that? Is it the strongest and most natural metaphor?
He is loving, kind, forgiving, patient, protective and reliable.
This Sunday is Father’s Day. A day to honor Dads, to say thank you. My kids will come over and be nice to me. It’s Father’s Day, perhaps there will be cake.
Not everyone had a Dad at home, and some who did didn’t have a good experience. Some have a Dad but due to divorce he lives somewhere else. Some have recently lost their Dad and Father’s Day will be hard.
Some would love to be a Dad but as a couple they are having trouble conceiving, which can be deeply disappointing and discouraging.
Some Dads have lost a child, or children. Father’s Day will be hardest on them.
The most interesting things about me are my kids. We wanted more children, but it wasn’t to be. We thank God daily for the two we have.
I imagined my kids being small replicas of me. They would look like me and talk like me and like all the things I like. Well, there are some similarities, but by and large my kids are not like me. They have different interests and ambitions and neither likes sports. Good grief.
What I Like Best
- talking to them
- eating with them
- traveling together
- when they call asking advice
- when something cool happens to them
- when they come to me in the hard times
- watching them mature
- Christmas morning
- any day I get to spend time with them
God has many faces. My favorite is God as a Father. His example can be tough to follow but everything that makes him a good Father is everything I strive to be.
To All the Dads, Happy Father’s Day