God is mentioned in the Scripture only 1481 times. And that is Good News. Each verse of the Bible witnessing - God is Love. The multitude and vastness of His attributes.
In fact, the phrase "God is" is used 1481 times.
To tell us exactly who and why the Great Our Father wants to reach out to you.
Father God draws us to Him in unique ways. Even when people answer with the awe shucks version of - "I was raised a Christian and I guess I always knew God was God." If they were hard pressed to sit down and think of their first "I want to be there moment" - you'd probably find something of heart warming value. If this unique event was explained to Norman Rockwell - that moment would fully be understood and beautifully appreciated. And for the more techi people - a really good sort of "When Harry met Sally" video except ...on a Grander Scale.
So Father God draws us in - in moments - a child is born. When we are so young - doorknobs are far up - when spring is very green - Birthdays make magic. A grand/parent goes Home to Great Reward - to be cherished and loved. Love not put way and waiting until the Great Reunion Does Occur. When our furry ball of creation we have "owned" returns to the Source of Love. Unfortunately, Wild Winds of Life Howl and Moan carving into our essence. All of creation will all have that moment - we are called to remember Joel's warm description of The Valley of Decision.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, called our Father - Abba - Pappa.
Pappa drew Abraham to look - - - Up.
To see far... To see many things beyond one man.
5 And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be." 6 Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
Pappa has aspects we can feel and understand, He draws us to Him in understanding. And Pappa is Marvelous and Beyond all Things, for He created all things.
Pappa is indeed like C.S. Lewis' Aslan - "He is not a tame Lion." Pappa is our Father. Pappa loves to give awe and wonder. Most fathers crave this awe and wonder from their own family. We are, after all, our Father's children.
Pappa created His throne to look a little like something only this generation can understand... Pappa has described His Throne so well, that we have to admit - this Throne tells us - He does understand the Thunder and Might of a Rock Concert. A Funky, Chunky example of something we understand - Roars.
Pappa does not call His Throne mild. Just as His promise to Abraham was not within grasp of mortals.
Pappa loves to make this wonder. When His creation describes meeting Pappa - rarely does life stay neutral or unconcerned. Life becomes Abundant. Verdant.
Pappa is Wise because Wisdom comes from Pappa. He is Ancient of Days.
Our Advocate. Our Father.
Pappa loves us first. Pappas do this.
1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us.
Pappa has not made the rest of His Kingdom like His throne. Pappa is Good and understands us to need His shelter - His guidance. Pappa wants to be the One.
Hear Oh, Israel. God is One. God has Won.
Pappa is Before us. Pappa draws us to Him, Pappa stands behind us. Pappa Lives within our Souls. In this Amazing Wonder of Love, before we have spoken, Pappa has a Very Good idea what we will speak.
Pappa has discerned our path.
Pappa saw us knit together, our inward parts, formed in secret, intricately woven, unformed substance, knitted us in our mother's womb.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful is God's work.
God formed our days. And we know this. The thoughts of Pappa are vast. More than grains of sand. Dark is Light to Pappa.
We know this right well. The knowledge of our beginnings and His thoughts are almost too high for us. Yet even if this knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it, and yet we grasp this Love.
Pappa knew this was High knowledge and when He drew Heaven to be His Kingdom - Jesus created Heaven with 12 gates that will never shut. Abraham saw Father God and fell to his face seeing How vast God is; creating His unfolding Plan. Jesus walked among us as the Light that Lights all of mankind - drawing His disciples to Him with only Word.
Jesus spoke when we have seen Jesus, we know our Pappa. We recognize our Father.
Pappa is a parent. He alone is God. Our Father who calls us His children in giving us Jesus, as we call Jesus our Savior and believe in our heart He loves and saves you personally with the giving of His life for your soul.
Pappa is God and Father. His Heaven tells us this. The rest of Heaven tells us multitudes and Nations will come to God to merely solve the difficulty of life in Heaven. Our eyes will see His Glory. Jerusalem is there and more people than can be counted. God dwells on High. And with us. Emmanuel.
Paul tells us Heaven is so vast Heaven has levels. Pappa is still saying He is the Father, God, Parent above us.
Pappa wants to save the World. His Creation. The Earth and it's fullness, glimpses of seeing Heaven dimly is the Lord God Almighty. Evil only believes it is it's prince. Unconditional Love? Only God is Love wants to save the World. Jesus willingly putting his arms open wide to die for us and Forgiving us is Unconditional Love.
God knowing His sheep, does not go forth often about Unconditional Love. He gives a little wonder to cause - us to want His love and dwell in His framework. Building our eternal life for Peace. God calls us to live in peace as well as it is up to us.
Give Justice with Mercy, Walk Humbly with our Pappa. He is God.
We are not built to determine as Judge the transparent, to Pappa, soul of another. When Joseph believed Mary, the mother of Jesus, God's son, to be an adulteress. He treated her with mercy. Because God said to Love. Joseph knew blessed are the merciful - they shall obtain mercy.
If God could make sure His son's parents must treat each other with this mercy - why should we do less? Pappa gave us a Lord's Prayer and He said - His will be done on earth as in His Kingdom.
Jesus said when you see Him - you see Pappa. Jesus told us many, many things several times. To our benefit. I was pleased to be taught something of God twice yesterday.
The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'
Pappa explained not to fall to extremes, to be welcoming to people who do not know Pappa. Our Center is God's Love.
I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you.
Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
When we call out to Pappa - earnestly seeking Him, He is there. He never leaves or forsakes us. Pappa is the Father.
We have set out on our voyages, to return Home weary, worn out. Almost ruined. Pappa will run to us. We have called His name, Jesus, and He is beautiful.
We will know the Love of God.
"As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure."
When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his children follow him because they know his voice.
Pappa, we will give our cares Up to You because Your Promises will hold us. In Christ Jesus our Lord, we boldly access with confidence, our faith in You. We will not lose heart over suffering, we will look for Your Glory. In Joy.
For this reason, I bow to You, Pappa. Father, every family in heaven and on earth is named through You. According to the riches of Your Glory, grant us to be strengthened with power in Your Holy Spirit in our inner being. We want to be an oasis that Christ may dwell in our hearts. Our faith rooted and grounded in Your love as our center core. That you would strengthen us to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth - to Know the Love of Christ. Surpassing knowledge. Fulfilling us in the fullness of God, Yourself.
Pappa you are able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.
According to the power at work within us, to God be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout ALL generations, Forever and Ever. Our Halleluiah Chorus in Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †