Show us the Father
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” John 14:8
How many boys in America are asking this question? Many of us, including myself, can say that we had fathers – but that we never had a Dad. Perhaps your parents were divorced. Dad was a no-show. Father, perhaps, passed away. Father unknown. Father quit. Perhaps “Papa was a rolling stone”, as the Temptation song goes. Dad: MIA.
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8. If you are convicted reading this: You can make it right. Make it right! Start with talking to God – and also listening.
If you are reading this and can empathize with John Eldredge, who also raised himself and later wrote about the recurring experience of feeling “there’s no one here to show me how to do this. Why do I always have to figure this stuff out on my own?”, then you should know: God saw it all. He saw everything that happened….back there….and he is a father to the fatherless, whatever their circumstances may be. Psalm 68:5.
He sustains the fatherless but he frustrates the ways of the wicked! Psalm 146:9. He has an advocate, for you: The Holy Spirit. John 14:15-21
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He is a staff to the righteous and the hope of those who are troubled of heart. especially you and you know who you are reading this. The following words are for you – yes for you!
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. John 14:18-21 [my emphasis added]
“On that day”, he says. Why not make that day today?
TODAY’S TRAINING: Read John 14. Think about this advocate, the Holy Spirit, “whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:26.