Knowing God as our Father

Dear editor,

When we think of the God in heaven, we sometimes imagine Him as an all powerful, benevolent, all loving being who forgives any and all sin automatically. 1 John 1:8-10 reads “if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Notice we have to verbally confess our sin to receive forgiveness. It does not come automatically. God is love, that is His nature. He loves each and every one of us with a Father’s love. Our fathers here on Earth want only the best for us and we as children had to walk in obedience to receive the benefits of their love. Our Father God in Heaven wants the same from us. Knowing God as Father is essential to a life of peace, joy and contentment. He has left us a life’s road map called the Holy Bible to help and guide us through life. Remember, God is not looking for perfection, but only an honest and heart felt bible based lifestyle. We all stumble at times, but He is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our mistake and do our best not to repeat.

There is a scripture which I believe is of utmost importance, especially in this present time of uncertainty and confusion, if practiced will reap great rewards for our nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15. “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attent to the prayer that is made in this place.” In His awesome greatness. Almighty Father God has reached out to mankind when we could not reach out to Him, and he will meet you where you are today. If you are lost, struggling, hurting, bound, broke or alone, Father God the giver, offers you salvation and help through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Let us give thanks this Christmas to our Heavenly Father for the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Mike Andrusco