Yet for us, there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through who are all things and through whom we exist (1 Corinthians 8:6).
I am blessed to have a beautiful wife and two healthy children. They are more than I deserve. What a treasure it is to have a family who looks up to you and prays for you on a daily basis. It’s a privilege to be called their Dad.
A couple of weeks ago, I had an interview for a job at the hospital. Right before the interview, I felt nervous. Then I got a text message from my wife, saying: “We are praying for you.” After that message, I felt calm and confident. What a blessing it is to know you have a family at home rooting for you to succeed!
My family is a reflection of God’s goodness. He is our heavenly Father. He is our comforter, redeemer, healer, advocate, Savior, fill in the blank (Ps. 18:1-2, Jn. 3:16, 14:26; 1 Tim. 1:15).
God loves us more than we can comprehend. He wants to have a relationship with you. Have you ever thought about trusting Him to be your Lord and Savior? Do you doubt God’s goodness?
If so, here are some verses to remind you of His great love.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace, you have been saved—
1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Lord Jesus, there are many people in this world who grew up in a broken home. They don’t know what it’s like to be cared for. I pray that they would come to know you, their Heavenly Father, as a God of peace and grace. A Father who loves unconditionally. A Father who is compassionate and patient with his children because that’s who you are. Open their eyes to this truth. I pray all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.