Day 10: Nicene Creed, 2nd Line
the Father almighty,
My 15-month-old son hates it when I cook. Not because he hates my food, but because he's getting hungry, and he thinks I’m ignoring him in his time of desperation. I try to explain to him that mommy has to cook in order for us to eat, but he doesn't speak English fluently yet, so he just tries to push me out of the kitchen while I stir the pot and pat him on his confused little head.
In addition to being the all-powerful, sovereign ruler of the universe, this One God that we believe in also happens to reveal Himself to us as a parent. We, as children, don't always understand Him either, but He does try to help us wrap our confused little heads around the reality of who He is. In His almighty nature, he is entirely unfathomable; but in His fatherhood, he is completely knowable.
In Matthew 7, Jesus asks the crowd,
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.
Our heavenly Father is good. So we can always trust Him in the things about Him that we understand, and in the things about him that we do not.
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