2018年07月05日

The apple of my eye

Last month, I had my first child (a son).  He was delivered earlier than the due date, but I was able to witness his birth.  Finally, I have become a “father.”  And as becoming a father, there are many things I find for the first time.


Already, I am suffering with him crying in the night.  My wife and I take turn dandling him, yet he does not let us sleep.  Because of him, we become busy, and have no time to tidy up our house.  Having a son costs money and it is tiring.  But, his sleeping face comforts us, and makes us wanting to protect him.


By the way, will you be surprised if I tell you that you also have someone who feels the same to you? According to the Bible, we do not exist by chance. We are designed and created by God. Just like parents watch over their children, God cares for you and watches over you.  Jesus Christ called God as “Father.” God is not someone who is unknown, nor existing far away from you. He has own personality, and is very much interested in you. Through your prayers, you can have a conversation with Him. And you can call your creator as your “daddy.”


When we talk about a father, we usually image our own.  In my case, my father was short tempered and a difficult person to be close to.  So, for many years, I also imagined God was the same as my father.  But through the Bible, I have learnt that the Father was quite different.  Not only He is affectionate, Himself is Love, with full of mercy and blessings.  Knowing this provided me with peacefulness.


In modern time, there are many children who desperately wanting to be accepted and loved by their own parents.  However, we do not need to try to be loved by our heavenly Father.  My son does not need to try to be loved by me.  I love him by just only watching him breathing.  That is enough for me to love him. 


There is a script in the Bible. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! (Isaiah 49:15)” (NIV)


A mother never forgets her own child. Even if she forgets, God will never forget you. I want you to know that there is such God that exists and you are loved by Him. May God bless you.


Youth Pastor  Kenshiro Goto

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