For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Continuing with the Alphabet Challenge, I chose Everlasting for my “E” word.
As a child, I loved my father with all my heart. And I knew he loved me. But he couldn’t be with me always. He had to work. He had interests, like golfing, fishing, and hunting, that didn’t involve me. And I felt sad and lonely when he wasn’t home.
Then I grew up, and although Daddy’s love never ended, I found I needed a different kind of love—a love that extended beyond a father/daughter relationship.
So, God sent Gene into my life. He loves and adores me. He treats me like a princess—forty-one-years’ worth. His life verse: Thou shalt spoil thy wife rotten (Ephesians 5:25-30). Okay, that’s a condensed interpretation by my beloved, but it works for me. Even as loved as Gene makes me feel, he cannot be with me always. Like my father, Gene works. He has interests that don’t necessarily involve me. And I feel sad and lonely when he’s not home.
Here’s the Thing
God has used my father and Gene to show me the significance of having an Everlasting Father. Their gentleness, provisions, and concern for my happiness closely resembles that of our heavenly Father. There is one major difference, however. He never leaves me alone.
Jesus promised He would never leave us as orphans but would send the Comforter to dwell in us, to teach us God’s will, and to help us through all of our difficulties (John 14:15-18, 26).
How about you? What “E” word comes to mind that describes one of God’s attributes? Let a message in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks