Fathers have been getting a lot of bad press over the last while and although there are a number of bad apples in the bunch, there are still many fathers who do an amazing job of loving their kids.
I guess the same could be said for God in some ways. The image of God as a father has come under pressure in some quarters, but we can't ignore that God reveals himself in many ways just like a perfect father would. There are attributes of God's personality that are surely revealed in both masculine and feminine ways, but the unique gift of the 'father-heart' of God is still a beauty to behold.
On this Father's Day let us hold onto all the best qualities of a father and remember to look for them in the person of Yahweh.
Psalm 68:15 - A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Isaiah 22:21 - He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah.
Pliny the Elder - "No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments."
Living in Grace