Mar 01, 2015 / Devotionals

Good Good Father

Tonight I was listening to a song at church that I absolutely love the lyrics of. The song is Good Good Father by Housefires.

You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, It’s who you are
Its who you are
And I’m love by you
It’s who I am, It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Oh it’s love so undeniable
I, I can hardly think as you call me
Deeper still, as you call me
Deeper still, as you call me
Deeper still, into love love love

Every time I hear it this song something in my heart just smiles at the simplicity of it.

So much of my life is trying to figure out God and trying to live up to a standard that pleases Him and makes Him be good to me. I view God’s goodness as something I have to earn so that I don’t feel bad when I am blessed.

For so many people the idea of a father brings emotions that complicate their view of God and blur their vision of what their heavenly Father is like. For these people it’s so hard to believe that they are loved by God because they didn’t receive love from their earthly Father.

Both of these misguided beliefs are ripped apart with the simple words. He is a good good Father and that is the simplest and best description of Him. And the most defining part of my life is that I am loved by Him. It’s who I am.

Tonight as I listened to the lyrics I was also thinking through the words “as you call me deeper still, deeper still, deeper still, into love love love.” I realized that in my entire lifetime and in all of eternity I will never fully be able to wrap my hands around how big, and how wide, and how long, and how deep God’s love is for me.

It’s incredible to think about that…

I will spend the rest of my life growing in my relationship with God and no matter how much I learn about Him and His character and His love there will always be a deeper level of love I can go to.

This is so reassuring and comforting to know that my desires for love and satisfaction and acceptance can all be met in increasing measure by God. It’s not a one time deal. I get to keep coming back to Him and learning more and more just how much He loves me!

It brings such a peace to know that He is truly a good Father and that I am forever loved by Him with a love that I could never contain. At His simplest form God loves me – immeasurably!

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