February 26, 2012

A Relationship with a King

Who is God?

How can anyone truly answer that.
How can we put into words who God Is?

I could describe Him. I could say He is loving, amazing, the ultimate creator, powerful, everlasting... but these words are inadequate. And what is even more incredible, indescribable...

He is our Father.

Each and every one of us is His.

We are precious, and important, and loved, and royalty.
We are all the children of a King. The King.
It's like the fairy tale of every child and it's all true.

And Oh! how our Kingly Father loves us.

A garden was given to His children; He gave us an entire world, beautiful and perfect. It provides for our every earthly need. It flows and swirls in a way that defies understanding and astounds the greatest of minds.

It is the most incredible puzzle ever made and we are right in the middle of it all, His royal children at play.

And still, our Father wanted more for us.  He wanted someone to care for us in this world. And not just anyone. A nanny wasn't going to cut it for His royal children. Instead we are given families. Given to family and brought into this world through family. Delivered into this world by another to love us. To be surrounded by others who care for us, who guide us and love us and to teach us to love as well.

Of course, sometimes things don't work out quite that way. You only have to look around at this world to know that this beautiful design gets changed. We have free will and sometimes people try to follow a different plan. Sometimes family relationships are not what they were meant to be. Sometimes they never get a chance to be at all.

And sometimes our relationship with our Father is not what it is meant to be either. There must be an investment in a relationship if it is to grow and be strong. Too often the ties to our Father are rarely nurtured. Or only nurtured on the surface like the required hello and small talk with an uncle you see once a year. Sometimes our relationship is nothing more than a rare whispered plea for help, and little thanks... and little listening.
And how can we have a relationship with someone we do not know? How can they reach us and how can we hear them and how can it be meaningful if we are not willing to invest any time on it?

We are so fortunate to have a Father who is always ready to spend time with us. Always ready to welcome us and comfort us and be our strength. Forever willing to build our relationship no matter how deep or strong it is or how crumpled it's become.

Take time for God, our Father. Invest in your spirit.
Learn about Him, Talk to Him, Listen to Him.
Plan with Him and know He is Always with you.

The Lord your God is with you,
 he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
 he will quiet you with his love,
 he will rejoice over you with singing.
       ~ Zephaniah 3:17

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