Monday, December 31, 2012
The Love of a Father
A long time ago, in a land far, far away, a Father lovingly gazed upon his only children. These children were unique in that they were innocent. They were pure. They were sinless, guiltless, guileless. They didn't know the difference between right and wrong. They loved Him and His creation with a full heart that knew no deception.
This Father, basking in the perfection of the land and children He had created could have chosen to preserve their innocence at all costs. He could have chosen not to allow these perfect children to taste the fruit of disobedience. They could have lived their days in blissful ignorance, walking with Him in the cool of the evening and partaking of His great providence.
Instead, this Father gave His children the greatest gift. He gave them the freedom of choice. In His wisdom, He knew that their love was hollow when they had no choice but to give it. Rather than seeking to protect His children from themselves, He allowed them to choose for themselves and then live with the consequences of their choices. He loved His children enough to give them their freedom.
Our nation is at a crossroads. Our government is desperately trying to relieve us of the responsibility to choose for ourselves. In an effort to keep us "safe" they are stripping us of our right to choose - a right given to us by our Father at the foundations of the earth.
Our Father chose to allow us freedom, even though the cost would be deadly and eternal. He knew that by giving us freedom to choose, we would lose our innocence, lose our perfection and even lose our lives. But, He chose go give us our freedom anyway. Because He loves us that much.
I know how much our Father loves us. Now I ask, how much does our government love us?