Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
Our relationship with God is that of a child and a Father.
That has always been my favorite aspect of Christianity—knowing that my God is my Father up in Heaven and I have loved and understood this well since I was very small, because of my incredible parents.
“Jesus told us that when we pray we are to address God as our Heavenly Father,” my Sunday school teacher said and my childish mind immediately pictured my dad in my head.
God must be really nice, I thought. Just like my dad.
That moment has reoccurred in my thoughts many times over the years.
Mortals couldn’t possibly grasp the great depth of God’s love, but we can surely see a glimpse of it in the love of our earthly fathers (and mothers). My dad is always there to listen. He is always there to wipe my tears away and give sympathy to my woes no matter if they are big, small, earth-shattering, or silly. My dad has unselfishly dedicated his life to the nurturing, protection, and caring of his family. Watching his life work has strengthened my faith in God's goodness more than anything else I have ever encountered.
God is our Father. He wants only the very best for His children, that they will come to know Him, and that they will come home to Him in the end.
Thank you, to every dad who loves and cherishes their children with undying perseverance. You show us all what the love of a father is like. Happy Father’s Day!