God’s Father-Love

I cycled past four dads today:
One sprinted behind the jogger that held his infant daughter.
The second plodded slowly, pushing his toddler aged son.
Another followed behind two elementary aged children; all three rode like the wind.
The last rode beside his young daughter, patiently keeping pace with her.

I saw God’s Father-love:
He carries us when we’re young, small, weak.
He goes behind us, inspiring us.
He goes beside us as our Father-friend.
He always includes us.

I want to pray.

God is Patient

God is love and love is patient (1 John 4:16; 1 Corinthians 13:4).

Patience is “self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish.”*

Because God’s love is patient He answers our daily prayers for mercy.

*John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, 1 Corinthians, p.338.



Childlike love

I was making dinner when my daughter said to her daughter, “Let’s go wait for daddy.” Without saying a word, my granddaughter brought my shoes into the kitchen so I could come too.

Do I invite the Lord to come with me, wherever I go?

Isn’t that what love does?

If I invite him, do I include him in conversation?

That’s a way to pray all day.