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Updated: Jun 24, 2018


By Keith Bellamy

When I was a little boy I thought my dad was Superman. He was strong, and he could almost jump over tall buildings. At least that’s what I believed as a very small child.

I was always afraid of letting my dad down. I remember when I got my first speeding ticket and learning what an understanding daddy I had. He had always said if I received a speeding ticket I would never drive his car again. Well, I got the ticket and waited until Sunday night to tell, Dad about the ticket. I had handed him my keys and driver’s license and just knew I wouldn’t be allowed to drive the car again. After a few moments, Dad came to me and handed me my license and keys back. He said, “At least you told me, I didn’t tell mine.” Dad even went to court with me when the time came to appear before the judge and I had to pay my fine. It was years later that I finally told Dad the rest of the story in that my best friend and I were stopped together and we both got tickets. Dad just looked at me and acted like he didn’t hear me.

I tell this story to say that I think God is much like my Dad was. Or, maybe dads are sometimes like God. No, God is not a daddy. But God does forgive us even when we don’t deserve it. When we fall He is there to help us up. He has made every provision for us through Jesus Christ. His Son, Jesus Christ, paid the ultimate price in the shedding of His innocent blood (Acts 20:28).

So, if you goof up, if you mess up, please don’t give up. He is waiting on you with open arms to come to Him.

One of my favorite passages is Matthew 11:28-30. Notice what Jesus says. “Come to Me, all you who are weary and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (NASV)

Will you come to the Father?

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