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There are few things in this world grander than love. Love is beautiful; love is transformative. Love can drive the stoic to tears and make even the laziest of men want to lasso the moon for their beloved. Once a person experiences love, all other relationships seem stale by comparison. “When might I see my beloved again?!” the love-induced proclaim. Not to be confused with romance, Love is pure and awe-inspiring; something much more than mere romance. Consider the statement, “God loves you.” Do see what I mean? God’s love is a perfect love, yet free from any romantic inclinations. This implies that some husbands cannot be expected to love only their wives. Have you figured it out yet? Watch this SHOCKING video to find out (and grab a tissue box!).
Dr. Tabor’s Three Lessons on Fatherly Love
A Father’s love is near. A Father’s love is not abstract or distant; it is real and tangible. A Father’s love is seen and felt in every praise AND every discipline. It is understandable and known, even when it is unappreciated. “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26).
A Father’s love is unyielding. A Father’s love does not cease when it is perceived to be difficult or arbitrary. Fatherly love is more a state of being than a mere emotion. It is not something that can be turned off or discarded. The Father is beholden to his beloved; he cannot help but “lasso the moon.” “[God is] the Father from whom all fatherhood derives its name,” (Ephesians 3:15).
A Father love is fearless. This does NOT mean that the father must be fearless, but rather that his love must be brave and persistent. A father never withholds his love, even when expressing that love results in the pain of his beloved. A father who tries to ignore the destructive behaviors of his drug-addicted daughter, for example, loves less, not more. “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, `Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15).
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