But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8 (KJV).
The role of a Father is very important and vital in the family structure. Fathers help shape our identity and bring us into belonging to a particular bloodline, DNA, and heritage. They act in their capacity as conductors of the nuclear family setup, and in more simple terms they have been given sole ownership of the family setup.
Therefore, fathers in their capacities and roles need to cultivate a nurturing, accepting, peaceful, and stable environment for every single individual in the families they pilot, so that each individual within the family has a sense of belonging, purpose, and value as they grow and mature into their God-given destinies.
However, not everyone has had the opportunity to have fathers who exemplify or exemplified good fatherly roles. Some of us may have had wonderful fathers, others may not be as fortunate. Also, due to the fallible nature of man, because of sin, there cannot be a true depiction of a perfect fatherly role or responsibility, hence we find a generation of scared, undeserving, and confused individuals who cannot fully reconcile with the roles and responsibilities of who or what a father should or shouldn’t be.
Notwithstanding, there is always a solution to the dilemma of man, God Himself gives us a true and perfect picture of who and what a Father should look like. Thus, He presents to us the clear roles and responsibilities that a Father performs depicting these qualities in His relationship with us His children.
It is, for this reason, our Bible verse for today points us to God our Heavenly Father, who can never be faulted or shown as falling short in the fatherly roles and responsibilities He performs towards us. As believers in Christ Jesus, we have been bought and accepted into God’s family by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. By this, God sees us as cherished and valuable and bestows upon us full rights, privileges, security, inheritance, and all that His fatherly role and responsibilities prove to offer.
Therefore, having this realization and understanding of God’s perfect Fatherly role to us His children, we must remain rest assured and confident that our God will never fail to prove Himself to us for who and what He says He is. So, whatever situation we find ourselves we must never fret because our Heavenly Father has us in His hands and will never leave us unattended. Hebrews 13:5.
We are nurtured by a dependable God who loves and truly cares for us and holds us very dear to His heart. He has given us all things to freely enjoy. We are His children and He is obligated to support, protect, defend, love, and protect us. HALLELUJAH!!
As we begin to grow and realize that as human beings, we are the most cherished and valued creation of a good and loving Heavenly Father, God Almighty; and we come to truly understand His role and responsibilities towards us, we would cease to walk as confused, scared and undeserving individuals on the earth.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
Made In His Image
FATHER GOD, I am amazed that You chose to create me. Thank You for making me in Your image. I’m sorry for not always seeing myself the way You see me. Help me to view myself through Your eyes rather than the eyes of the world. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.