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.