They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father
Religious people in Jesus’ day found that the concept of the Fatherhood of God hard to grasp. Lord, King, judge, they understood – but not Father.
Their Old Testament scriptures barely spoke half a dozen times of God as Father, whereas the New Testament mentions it hundreds of times.
Jesus Himself said, ‘No one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.’ Matt 11:27.
The truth is, until Jesus revealed the Father, God remained a mystery to them.
And many of us still don’t comprehend His Fatherhood, and the rich blessings we have in Him.
Father, God’s all-inclusive name, incorporates everything you’ll ever need and discloses exactly how He feels about you. He exemplifies every trait of the best father imaginable.
Whatever a loving father would do for His needy child, your heavenly Father will do for you – and then some.
Once we recognise God as our Father, our fears dissolve as we start to realise that all our needs will be met.
Jesus said, ‘It gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.’ Luke 12:23
It makes God happy to give you the resources of His kingdom. Why? Because He loves you as much as He loves Jesus!
In John 17:23 Jesus prayed you’d know with confidence that as your heavenly Father loves you in the same way as He loves Jesus Himself.
An executive decision was made to cancel our February meeting of the Adult Fellowship, due to a bereavement of one of our member’s husband’s memorial service, being held in the Church at 4pm. We felt there would not be enough time to have our time of fellowship after the meeting.
We will reschedule our member Sharon Ramsey on her story for next year, so will be looking forward to hearing her then.
Our next meeting is on the 16th March at 1:30pm, and Rodney Reid, Mayor of Wakefield Regional Council, will speak on his experience staying at Government House, with the S.A. Governor, Hieu Van Le.
This should be a very interesting presentation. We welcome any visitors and should you be interested in attending our fellowship meetings we are always pleased to see you and have new members.
The meeting will be held in the Church and Afternoon Tea will be served in the Sunday School Hall following the presentation.
For any further information contact Raelene.
All are welcome.
Blessings to you all, Raelene
Host country is Vanuatu and the theme is “Build on a Strong Foundation”.
v24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. v25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. v26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. v27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
Vanuatu’s susceptibility to cyclones is highlighted in the painting chosen to represent WDP 2021, titled ‘Cyclone Pam II: 13th of March 2015’.
It shows a mother bending and praying over her child. The waves crash over her but a palm tree bends protectively over them. The woman’s skirt is modeled after the traditional clothing on Erromango. On the horizon you can see small crosses representing the lives taken by cyclone Pam in 2015.
World Day of Prayer will be held 10am, Friday 5 March 2021,
at Port Broughton Uniting Church. Followed by Morning Tea.