A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. (WEB)
This is the best news that anyone who is feeling fatherless could hear! God Himself, chooses to be a real Father to all those who feel fatherless. No matter how terrible our life experience with our parents has been, God promises to more than make up for all our loss by being our true Father.
In John 14:8, Philip says something that I believe echoes the cry of every human heart... “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” (WEB) We were all created to experience the perfect, unconditional love of Father God. We were all created to feel a sense of belonging in His wonderful family and our God and Father will not disappoint us.
He IS a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows. May the reality of this promise go deep into all of our hearts today. We are not orphans cheated out of our family's blessings. We are heirs of God through the free gift of our Lord Jesus Christ's life.
15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. (WEB)