‘By Ibrahim Gwanto
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ‘
– Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
It was Father’s day celebration yesterday 18th June, 2023).
Happy Father’s Day greeting to all great men reading this now.
May you be Fathers indeed.
To all that had the good fortune of being raised by good earthly father, be grateful.
To others that probably didn’t really know their earthly fathers due to circumstances beyond their control, be comforted.
Maybe you had a biological father that was absent, abusive, evasive or simply dysfunctional, be encouraged.
Above all, we all do have an amazing father after all. He is the Father of all creation. The Ultimate Father Himself! God Almighty. The Father of Fathers!
Do you regularly meditate on this truth?
Hope you noticed the way Jesus spoke in our verse for today? He could have said ‘My heavenly Father feeds them’, but He chose to say, ‘Your” heavenly Father!
Many of us find it hard to accept that a Great and Holy one such as God will freely associate with us despite all our foibles, failures, and fears. The good news is that He has assessed, weighed and seen all our shortcomings but still has adopted us. For our lives, He sent His Only Son!
So no matter how bad you may think you are, He is your very own Father! He knows all of His responsibilities to you. This is why You should have no fear.
Your Father will feed you.
He will clothe you.
He will care for you.
He will protect you.
He will carry you when life weighs you down.
He will see you through when you are going through trials.
All you need to do is accept His love and relate to Him as a loving child will do to his/her Father.
He is a Good Father that loves us unconditionally, do not keep malice with Him. Speak with Him, and make it conversational. Love Him and look after His business. Demonstrate your desire for Him by getting to know more about Him and His Kingdom, for you have an Inheritance in that Kingdom, if only you invite and embrace Him.
Make Him proud and do good to those around you so that they will come asking, ‘who is your Father?’
“There is something gratuitous about creation, an unnecessary abundance of beauty, and through its blossoms and pleasures we can revel in the sheer largesse of the Father.”
– Michael Reeves
Pray along with me:
Dear Heavenly Father, the Source of all, I worship you. Thank you for you are a Great Great Father. May my life bring you glory and honor. I love you. Let your name be exalted in my life. May your power be evident in all areas of my life. May men and women, young and old see me and give glory to you. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Cultivate the character and habits of our Heavenly Father from this Monday onward.
▪︎ Gwanto, a Christian worker, lives and works in Kano. He can be reached via WhatsApp on +234 802 411 0229.