That is a question one asks when the paternity of a child is in question or the child is orphaned or abandoned long before he could say a complete sentence. I know your answer will be affirmative because you have experienced the love of your father starting from childhood. But the answer will be different from someone that never knows his father nor experiences the love. That can be painful not having being catered for by a father. But not to worry.
Either we have experienced this or not, there is another One that we must desire to experience. There is a Father of fathers who neither dies nor abandons us. He neither ill-treats nor forsakes us.
I’m talking of the One who has always been, and He is and He will forever be. The One that created all human beings, the invisible beings, the earth, the universe and the unseen realms. He sits on the circle of the earth and behold the inhabitants of the earth.
The One who is so mighty and majestic, yet humble. The One who has innumerable angels at His disposal, yet does not misbehave. The One who created human beings in His own image and likeness. The One that many ignores and never knows that His everlasting Arm provides us with goodness.
He is the Father of the fatherless and the Father of the fathered. Whatever category we fall into in life, there is a Heavenly Father. I’m not talking of the ones that have gone beyond. I’m talking of the Almighty God as a Father. The Lord Jesus introduced Him to us as a Father in Matthew 6:9 when He said, “Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name…” He knew what He was saying. He had no doubt knowing that there is another Father in Heaven. He called Him Father. He said in John 20:17, “…I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” He is God and also a Father. He was speaking these words to those who believed (in the past) and believes in Him now. He is our Father and our God! Hallelujah!
If you have accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour and you believe in your heart that He came in the flesh, died for our sins, resurrected on the third day and now seated at the right Hand of the Father in Heaven, then He is also your Father in Heaven – not just your God.
Because of the love the Father has for Jesus, the same love is extended to us believers.
You can boldly say to yourself according to Jeremiah 31:3, “The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you.”
See! Jeremiah 31:3 is a scripture you can keep so dear to your heart. That is the Father in Heaven telling you and I that He has loved us with an everlasting love. And He has drawn us to Him with loving-kindness. He takes care of you whether the earthly father is there or not. As a matter of fact, He also takes care of the earthly fathers.
He loves you. He loves me. He said in Isaiah 49:16 that He has engraved you and I on the palms of His Hands.
Well, if you haven’t accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour, you need to so that He can become your Father too. If you are not sure, I encourage you to click here to read about that.
Look at another great assurance of His love towards us that believe in Him:
Romans 8: 35 – 39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, WILL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Nothing! Not even all the tumults going on in the earth. Be rest assured that He’s got our back. He is love and He will never leave us nor forsake us. Glory be to God!
Let me leave you with the song below.