More than a father or mother


On May 13, 2012, most of the world celebrated Mother’s day in honor of our earthly mothers and soon we will be celebrating Father’s day on June 17, 2012 in honor of earthly fathers. As I pondered on what the scripture has to say about fathers and mothers, I actually learned about the unfailing never forsaking character of God.

Some of us have been blessed to have earthly mothers and fathers that love us and care for us, while there are others who are not quite as fortunate. In my wife, I see a mother who unconditionally loves our two precious sons, Reuben and Ittai. Some of us have lost our father or mother or both physically while others have lost them relationally, either on account of their faith or some other reason. For some, the very thought that a father or mother can forsake their children is not only improbable but impossible, while for others it may be reality. In any case, no matter what, the scripture gives a blessed assurance that even if your earthly father and mother forsake you, yet the Lord will never forsake you.

Points to ponder:
God is more than a father or mother to each one of us, because even if our earthly fathers and mothers forsake us, yet will the Lord never abandon us, and we can take solace in that blessed assurance.

Psalm 27:10 (KJV)
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

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