Monday, June 19, 2006

A God to Call Father

My thoughts as of recently turn towards life and the unknown, because so much of life is an unknown for me. There is only one conclusion that I reached that we are blessed with a God, who desires us to call Him Father, daily He proves Himself worthy of being called Father. He provides for the needs of each of us. He tells us shortly after teaching us to pray, I will address this shortly, Christ tells us that we cannot serve to masters God and money (cf. Mt. 6:24). Then He tells us a strange thing, "And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin" (Doyue-Remes, Mt. 6:28). What is our Lord getting at? It is something that is hard for most in this age of money and materialism, do not rely on money for your daily bread. You must work to earn it, but do not be ruled by money or worry about it. Look to the flowers and the birds they have all that they need, not toiling for more, they are provided for by God. Christ is telling us to rely on God as the birds, flowers and as a small child would look to their father. God gives those who rely on Him all that they need for their daily needs, yet He still wants us to tell Him our needs in prayer. Our needs not just our wants. We are told to pray for our daily bread (cf. Mt. 6:11).

In the beginning of that prayer we are told to call God, not the creator or Christ's Father, but Our Father. Not only is God the loving Father who guides the life of Christ through the world to the end of His divine plan, He is also inviting us into His family. Christ is the first of many bretheren, since it is through Christ that we are adopted into His family. We are to come to know God as Father and trust in Him for our needs. He is in control of the lives of all who will let go of themselves and pick up the cross daily following Christ always. There will be trials and difficulties, because the evil one wants us to turn away from our Father and become as the prodical son when he leaves his Father's house to live in a strange land. These are not new ideas. There is a question of why are there so few priests, religious and young believers who are faithful without end when in the early Church there were many teen martyrs. A large part of it is in the early Church, the saints looked them straight in the eyes and proclaimed Christ. We need to get back to that and the frist step must be with ourselves. We must come to call God Father and truly proclaim that Jesus is Lord over the entirity of our lives! As a good Father God allows us to suffer some, not because he does not care, but rather because He loves us. Fatherly love is hard love, a love that is willing to let their children learn some lessons for themselves......I hope this rambling makes sense. I'll stop for now.


Emily said...

God's love is awesome. And yes, even though it's hard, we must not worry about money. God will provide for each and every one of us. He usually helps me at the last minute when I feel like I am about to fall into the abyss. But He always helps! :-)

Emily said...

Hope you have a happy fourth, Tom!

The Last Balancer said...

Dude. You need to update, like hardcore.


Tom said...

I will update when I have something to say not before, right now my mind is a mess.