He’s a Good, Good Father


I heard a new worship song for the first time this past weekend. I can’t believe it was the first time I heard this amazing song. The song is called, “Good, Good Father.” The lyrics of the refrain go like this:

 You’re a good, good Father.
It’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You are.
And I’m loved by You.
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.
I haven’t been able to stop singing these lyrics the past couple of days. I can’t get them out of my head. To be honest, I don’t want to. They are the most incredible and wonderfully intoxicating words I have ever heard. These words summarize everything about the life I am meant to live; the life we are all called to live. The life we are all meant to live is one in which the very foundation of our identity is a son or daughter of God.
I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to sometimes complicate the gospel. I sometimes make it complicated to avoid being convicted by the simplicity of it. I can complicate the gospel to the point where I render it ineffective in my life. That is obviously not what God intended, because the gospel is not complicated at all. It’s really very simple. Jesus died for us and cleansed us of our sins, so that our relationship with our Father can be restored. God made the gospel simple for a reason. He made it simple, because He loves us and wants to remove all barriers from us coming to walk in our true identity as His sons and daughters.
Is that simple or what? Jesus died so that you can have your relationship back with your daddy. He died to restore you and bring you home! He is beckoning you back into the arms of your Good, Good Father who loves you more than your mind can comprehend.
Today, I just ask that you take five minutes to stop and really receive this. If you have given your life to Jesus, and your relationship has been restored to your Father, just reflect on how incredible that is. Think about the story of the prodigal son, and how the father goes running out to his son when he sees his son coming home. Your Father runs to you. He is overjoyed to have you home, and it is His good pleasure to give you the kingdom as it says in Luke 12: 32.  If you haven’t given your life to Jesus, just take 5 minutes to reflect on what He is offering you. You may have heard a lot of different things about what following Christ is or isn’t, but today I am going to try and make this simple. The gospel is God’s way of bringing you home into His loving arms. It is His way of saying, I love you so much more than you could possibly know. I don’t care what you have done, or how far you have run away. I will forgive you. My heart longs for us to be together again; to be your Father. The life that I have for you is far, far better than life the world offers you.I am a Good, Good Father, and I am trustworthy. Come home!

Written by Brian Maisch

I have a heart for setting people free from spiritual bondage and world oppression. I believe that the radical love of God manifested through his people can transform the world, and I believe that journey begins with us on our knees in a place of humble submission to God’s will.

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