The Orphan and the President
If we don’t anticipate His parental love, we lose sight of God as our Father. If the Almighty is not our Father, we are spiritually orphaned. The biblical word for orphan is yathom, which means lonely.
God knows that an orphan is nagged by feelings of loneliness. Scripture addresses these maligned feelings. Psalm 68:5 states, “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”
The orphan’s heart can prevent him from knowing that God is actively working for him. He should realize that the Almighty is dedicated to pleading his cause against those who “enter the fields of the fatherless” to steal from them (Proverbs 23:10). Someone on high is watching out for him.
Imagine that God is the president of our nation. Almost no one can pick up the phone and call the highest office to voice his concerns. Yet, one individual on the planet will always get through to the president. It is his own child. In the same manner, we can always reach the Most High with our prayers because we are children and not orphans.
The Father provides good answers, too. Yeshua explains in Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” The Father gives us the good gifts of identity, security, destiny, and purpose in Him.
Published February 28, 2017