In Chris Tomlin’s children’s book “Good Good Father,” the little bear, Tucker, runs to many animals asking their perception on the good king.
The raccoon said the good king is a good warrior, protector.
The owl mentioned he is a good teacher.
The foxes declares that The King is a good doctor who makes us well.
The squirrel describes him as a good farmer.
The turtle proclaims he is good musician, filling us with laughter and music.
As I read this narrative, I was reminded that how we see, moreover what we believe, about God is essential to true worship and honor. And it impacts how we live. A lot of times we limit our ideas to thoughts of God that fit our predispositions or current circumstances. Free yourself from your own biases; God’s Word has a plethora of insight to lead you to a right, well-rounded understanding of our good Father.
In the end, Tucker the bear realized that the king possessed all the great qualities the each animal shared and that he was indeed, a Good Good King, a loving King, a perfect King.
“And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)
A good, good Father.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” – Billy Graham
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, Daniel 9:4