2017-06-19 - Father's Day
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)
If I had to pick a superpower, knowing the number of hairs on every individual's head would not be a skill I'd choose. To God, it's not a superpower to be a stellar mathematician and organizer; it's part of His makeup. It comes naturally, as the universe creator. (Matthew 10:30-31)
What's the significance of knowing a number that changes constantly and seems trivial? To God, nothing is trivial about His children. We're to tell Him everything. (Philippians 4:6) We are to share every facet of our lives, not just the highlights. God truly cares.
The Lord does not want to hold our feelings and mistakes against us. Instead, He wants a relationship with His kids. People disappoint us. They make promises and don't always keep them. People, even earthly dads, put their needs ahead of others. God always has time for us. His schedule is wide open.
Great is Your power and understanding, Lord. You are the ultimate listener and counselor. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.