What an awesome privilege it is to be a parent. I still remember the incredible joy I first felt when I saw my eldest child being born, but it was not much later that I also realised the huge responsibility I had as well. Great love comes at great sacrifice, and being a parent is a true test of both.
God’s love for us came at great cost and sacrifice too. He gave His only begotten Son, for us! What sorrow our Father must have felt as He saw His only son being destroyed by the penalty of sin. Isaiah writes how He was crushed for our iniquities and pierced for our transgressions.
But it was the Father’s will for the sake of many. (Isa 53)
Some people may have a bad experience of their father. But it is good to know that even if our earthly father wasn't there for us, our Father in heaven will always be there—with His un-failing, un-conditional, love.
Senior Pastor at Eternity Church.