God Is Our Heavenly Father
the heart of a father: "As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him." (Psalm 103:13)
God pities His children and will do far more for them than any earthly father
ever could or would. God's mercy shines when He is seen as a Father with His
children whom He pities.
the house of a father: "In My Father's house are many mansions; if
it were not so, I would have told you. I
go to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2) Christians have an abiding
place or a mansion in the "Father's House." The blessings awaiting in the Father's House are beyond our ability to
grasp, but through the eye of faith we see!
the love of a father: "For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
The love of God for sinners caused the greatest gift ever given; God's
Son was sacrificed to save us from our sins. God's love touches every moment of
our life. His love is that of our Father
the tenderness of a father: "Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and
seen the end intended by the Lord - that the Lord is very compassionate and
merciful." (James 5:11) God is pictured as full of pity and tender
mercies. "Through the tender mercy of our God, With
which the Day-spring from on high has visited us." (Luke 1:78) God, our
heavenly Father, tenderly guides us toward heaven.
Because God is
Father and has great love for mankind He has provided forgiveness of sins
through Christ's death. "In Him we have redemption through his blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
Thank God that salvation can be ours!
God is your
Father if you are His child through humble obedience to the gospel. (Hebrews