A Good, Good Father

The Zoe Group recently released their version of the song “Good, Good Father.”  I encourage you to play the video posted below as a devotional exercise today.

But before you do…

Read these words from Romans 5:6-11

(6) You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. (7) Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. (8) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

(9) Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! (10) For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! (11) Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

And this quote from Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God

“But God did not abandon us.  Only Christianity, of all the world’s major religions, teaches that God came to Earth in Jesus Christ and became subject to death and suffering himself, dying on the cross to take the punishment our sins deserved so that someday he can return to Earth to end all suffering without ending us.

Do you see what this means?  We don’t know the reason God allows evil and suffering to continue, or why it is so random, but now at least we know what the reason isn’t, what it can’t be.  It can’t be that he doesn’t love us.  It can’t be that he doesn’t care.  He is so committed to our ultimate happiness that he was willing to plunge into the greatest depths of suffering himself.”

That’s why God is a “Good, Good Father.”

Published by: rustytugman

I am a husband, father, and preacher. I have the great privilege of serving a wonderful church family at the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, OK. I have graduate degrees in ministry and administrative leadership and I also run the occasional marathon. This blog provides a platform to share some thoughts about Scripture, church, ministry, leadership, current events, books I'm reading, and baseball. Thanks for joining me!

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