A Forever Father
"'And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,' says the Lord Almighty."2 Corinthians 6:18
George Washington is referred to as the Father of our Country, mainly because he chose service over self and deflected power to others. The fledgling nation knew Washington could be trusted with power and would therefore lead like a father rather than rule like a king. Almighty God, Creator of the universe and Ruler of all eternity, chooses to relate to us as a Father. He proves Himself to be self-giving and self-sacrificing, and passionate to protect and provide for His children.
Through our relationship with Jesus, we have the intimate privilege of approaching God our Father boldly, even addressing Him as Abba, meaning Daddy. Now let that soak in for just a moment. God Almighty --- Daddy. George Washington may have been a founding father, but for those of us in Christ, God is a Forever Father who loves us unconditionally and welcomes us with open arms.