At a secret shoot with a film actor; the person happened to see the screensaver on my phone. It was a picture of my 3 year old daughter Khayla. This obviously led to a whole long discussion on Khy. Sharing on the pictures on my phone and a whole lot of stories. At the end of some 20 minutes; my actor friend was a graduate in “Khylogy”!!
This led me to a further thought ‘What makes Khy so special to me?’ Is it her achievements? Her accomplishments? Is it her grades in school? Absolutely Not!! I see Khayla through the eyes of a Father. Everything Khy does is clothed in beauty and wonder because she is my daughter. Others may achieve more; but what Khy does, grabs my attention.
When God looks at us, He looks at us through the eyes of a Father. Everything I do including my faltering steps, brings a smile on His face. Others may do things better; but I am the screensaver on God’s “blackberry”!!
The bible reveals a new characteristic of God everytime a new name is revealed. Through the ages; he revealed Himself in new names. He revealed Himself as Jehovah Rophi, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Tsikednu. But Jesus revealed a whole new name of this Jehovah.
In Matt 6:9, he said: when you pray, pray “Our Father”!!
The world had never heard this before. The world knew God as an idol. Worship was equated to blood sacrifice; poojas, pilgrimages, etc. But Jesus said, “Our Father” Jesus bought a new relationship between God and mankind!!
The angels with all their proximity and likeness to God still don’t share a “Father – Son” relationship with Him. But you & I; with all our imperfections and limitations make it to that relationship. We make it to His screensaver!!
Jesus came to build and bridge that relationship between God and mankind. He promised us in John 14:18, “I will not leave you as orphans”. I have come to reestablish your relationship with the Father. The “prodigal son” is not a story of the prodigal son in solidarity. It is also the story of the waiting Father.
The Father is waiting. It’s time we turn back and acknowledge the love, honor due to him!
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