Mining Grace

…the more happiness you have, the more I shall count myself glorified

Eternal Fatherhood

And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.  – John 17:5

Fatherhood is eternal.  Before the world existed Jesus and the Father existed in perfect trinitarian love.  My heart warms with the thought of it.  Before he created anything, God was Father and Jesus was his Son.  Before their was such a thing as birth, God was Father and Jesus was his Son.  Then there was the moment when the father had to give us his only son.  He had to send him, allow him to die for sinners who weren’t worthy to untie his Son’s shoes.  But he loved them and he loved him.  And in the cross both fatherhood and the Father’s love were on display as they never had been or ever will be.  Fatherhood is eternal.  Jesus has paid the price to enable sinners like you and me to boldly, audaciously call God our Father who art in heaven.  How wonderful is the cross?  How wonderful is the broken healing it brings?  How wonderful is the Father’s love?

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Written by Joe Holland

October 25, 2008 at 8:30 am

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