Father’s Day was far different for Dave this year, because our daughter, Sarah, and son in law, Matthew, posted on Facebook an announcement! It showed a picture of a Cubs’ cap, a Phillies’ Cap, and a tiny little Phillies’ Cap on top of a baby’s shirt with the words, “Daddy’s Home Run Hero”, all hanging together on their coat rack. They chose this way to announce the coming of our first grandchild on the first day of the new year, 2017! What a special Father’s Day, in anticipation of a little baby coming into our oh, so small family! Life is given to us by God!
God is our Father, and we praise Him for this new little life just forming, taking shape to be what God would have him or her to become. It is His creation! We can only imagine what we will hold when the New Year dawns and we meet this little one. We will begin a new role for us as Grandpa and Grandma!
God specializes in creating life, both our physical life and our spiritual life. Our existence in time began at his chosen moment. We are given a purpose and we live for the glory of God. He plans a time when his Spirit breathes into us and gives us a new, eternal life! It says in the book of John 3:33-35, Whoever has accepted it (The Gospel) has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit! The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. (Everything! Our lives, events, family, and friends all are given to us by God. Everything!) Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.(We must come to Jesus the Son of God and rely upon Him for eternal life!)
These verses tell us a lot! Whoever accepts Jesus and His Gospel certifies that God is truth! Jesus spoke the very words of God! Here is the Trinity at work! It says God the Father is truth. He sent Jesus, the Son to speak His Word, and God gives the Spirit without limit! That means the Spirit of God reaches even to us and to every generation. Even to those yet to be born. Isn’t this the best words we can receive on Father’s Day weekend or any day? Everything comes from Him! That means our life came from God! And our eternal life as well! He wants us! He loves us with an everlasting love and has provided a way for us to come to Him. He will give us an eternal home where we will be with the Father. Jesus said in Scripture, that He is the way there, and He is the truth (to think we have the truth in this world when all around us is lies) and the LIFE.” John 14:6 No one comes unto the Father, but through Him, Jesus.
Do you have that life today? Have you been born into the Kingdom of God? Is your trust in Him? If it is and you truly have, you will give evidence of that life. You will look like your heavenly Father. And as we have read, the Spirit comes without limits! He gives and gives and gives! Believe the Gospel which is Christ crucified, risen and coming again, and begin a whole new life! God’s gift! BELIEVE! By faith!! We haven’t yet seen our grandchild, but in the New Year we will see him or her? Nor can we yet see Jesus, but someday we will! Both Dave and I hope to see you then! Enjoy reading His Word, the Bible till then!
A future grandmother, Sharon
Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV