Children grow up believing that whatever version of love they receive from their parents reveals how God will love them. A demanding father teaches you that God will love you based on what you do. A controlling father will teach you that God’s love is for those who follow the rules and don’t make mistakes. A passive father will leave you convinced God’s love is distant and intangible.
In reality, God’s love is unlike anything we know. It’s not the love we have for french fries or football or even our spouses. Rather, God’s love is perfect love that can only come from a perfect Father. The Bible doesn’t just say God lovesalthough He doesbut it clearly states that God is love.
Excerpted from God Distorted by John Bishop
Daily Reflection: This Fathers Day, how will you spend intentional time with the one true and perfect Heavenly Father?