Monday, January 10, 2011

A Father Gifts His Son

What would the perfect relationship be between a father and son?

The father would have authority over the son, and teach him all his ways. He would care for and provide good so that the son would be able to do all that the father does.
The son would do as the father says, not out of authorities obligation, but out of a trust that his father has not left him lacking. He can trust his father, because his father has taught him everything, and now has trusted his son to do so at a distance.

The father shows, and the son goes to do as he has been instructed, for the instruction is for the benefit of all parties involved. If the father sends his son to find a wife, the son can trust that the father has tought him exactly what to do and exactly who to woo, but the son must still go off on his own.

Think now, if at any point in your life you father gave you a gift that was good. Look at how he acts, and how you act, and if you have inherited anything good from him, genetic or nurtured or passed through nature. If you possess something in you, of him, that is good, then your father on earth has blessed you with good gifts.

"Which of you, if your son asks for bread, would give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything you do, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets" [Matthew 7:9-12]

God sent His Son to do His Will so that we may inherit His Kingdom. We enter in by the precious blood of Christ. We are stamped, here and now, by the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit who gives gifts, and He only does so by Will of the father, and the Son, for they are not at odds with one another, but in perfect harmony. The Blessed Trinity, God ALL MIGHTY, cares for us as His own children. Made once, the bought anew, fresh in the death of Jesus. He is RISEN, and if He did not come back from the grave, then we have not the Spirit inside, we have not live, and there is no Christ....but blessed are we, Jesus is alive.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." [Romans 6:23]

Our gift from God was wrapped on the Cross. Christ Jesus, the Son of God came to claim His wife, His bride, His lover the church. We belong to Christ.