Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reflection on Fatherhood


“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” John 15:7 (NI V)

When a human being is born, s/he is hopeless just a matter of time they would die. Survival instinct at birth is not there at birth for human being. I suppose it must be learnt from the parents and by life experiences. The animals have been wired in a different way; their chances of survival at birth without parental help are far better than humans.

I have come to appreciate that just like the child needs a parent for total survival, we need God for us to like, and without him we are useless. The only instinct the child has to be close to mum or make sure mum attends to me, if not I perish. I look forward to a time when Christians can be that dependent on God in everything they do. Just like a branch is to the main tree trunk.

The child is able to identify the parents even when it is in the womb and when it is born before the eyes open by voice. Most of us Christians cannot do this; we only realize or remember that there is God when we survive a near fatal accident of when we are in problems. I wish we could even when all is well in life close our eyes and still listen to His voice.

As long as the baby is in the arm of its mother, it asks whatever it wants, milk, change my nappy, I am too hot, or cold, can you hold me upright, turn me, hold me like this…the list goes on, the parents does all this with pleasure, why can’t we trust God to do this for us.

The child does not question if the food (milk) that is it give is good for it, it trusts the parents that what mum or dad gives is the best and will take without question. Christians and humans in general we are very different, we question everything and anything that comes from God. If I was God I would be very sad, because it means my own child does not trust me…..

I hope and pray that we take heed to the verse and benefit from God.

God bless you.

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