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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : Would God Make a Good Dad? » Would God Make a Good Dad?

Would God Make a Good Dad?

Don - November 29, 2007

We hear in many talks the comparison between being an earthly father and our Heavenly Father. How much we love our children but how much greater love God has for his children. I’m not disputing any of that….but would He make a good dad?

Can you imagine going to Him as a teenager and asking to use the car tonight. If He said “no”. How do you argue with that? If you tried to argue and asked why? He could either tell you exactly what you were going to do, including going to your friend’s house instead of your young men’s activity you were supposed to go to. Or He could say “Because I said so.” Then how do you argue with that?

How would Him being your dad effect your actions? You come home from school and He asks “How’d your day go?” What can you say, He already knows.

What kind of conversations could you have with Him?

You couldn’t say to Him “You just don’t know how I feel!”

I wonder if you could say “You never had the internet when you grew up.”

I’ll take my tongue out of my cheek…a bit, and say I’m actually glad I had the mom and dad that I had. They messed up raising me just enough. They allowed me to mess up things myself just enough. And they still continued to love me. They certainly weren’t perfect….but then again neither was I (am I).

As a parent I messed up raising my kids too…I hope just enough. And I certainly let them mess things up too. I look back and regret not doing more, spending more time etc. But they have all turned out to be great kids….oh and by the way I continue to love them.

5 Comments »

  1. I was thinking about a simalar thing today from a different angle. I was thinking about how Heavenly Father views his children and how if we looked at his children the same way as our Heavenly Father how would our relationship’s be different in our own families and to all people in general.

    As to being a mortal parent that could be so good or so bad depending upon our own behavior. I remember thinking, when I was a teenager, that I would love my children so much and teach them so well that they would not fight or quarrel with each other. I must have been forgetting their own agency and I hadn’t experienced the fatigue factor that comes with being a parent.

    Comment by Pam — November 29, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

  2. I’ve often been at a loss for what I should do in a particular situation as a parent, and I try to think how God would deal with it, since he is, after all, technically, a parent himself. Then I remember that if I parented my children the way God parents me, I’d be a pretty crappy parent. Not that God is a crappy parent (hard to argue that point, as you say), but he’s not a human parent, so his job is very different from mine. Also, he’s not beholden to state laws.

    Comment by madhousewife — November 30, 2007 @ 11:54 am

  3. I often think God has no clue how I feel and if he does, he doesn’t care.

    I’ve just now decided to make Jesus my Higher Power and it’s really been enlightening how much love I let in that way.

    Comment by annegb — November 30, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

  4. I think what God would say a lot are things like “If you are sure that’s what you want” or “Well i think you’ll get hurt that way but if you insist”. It isn’t always about that he knows things or not. He is great enough to still allow people to make their own choices. Also if you look at many of the conversations people have it isn’t about big insightful things. people chitchat about the latest soap or about the new cloths they bought last weekend. So i think you could talk to God as a dad.

    Comment by Dwarik — December 1, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

  5. I think what God would say a lot are things like “If you are sure that’s what you want” or “Well i think you’ll get hurt that way but if you insist”. It isn’t always about that he knows things or not. He is great enough to still allow people to make their own choices. Also if you look at many of the conversations people have it isn’t about big insightful things. people chitchat about the latest soap or about the new cloths they bought last weekend. So i think you could talk to God as a dad.

    Comment by Dwarik — December 1, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

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