For many, there is no sweeter name for God than Father!
Today’s devotional shows why. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 41:10 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Great Britain’s hopes for a medal in the men’s 400-meter race in the 1992 Summer Olympics “were dashed when on the far turn of the semifinal race,” Derek Redmond “pulled up lame, apparently with a torn muscle…. He stood there in agony, now out of competition but determined somehow to…finish the race. As he attempted to hobble toward the finish line, he seemed to reach the end of his strength with about one hundred meters…to go. At…that moment, a man from the stands ran up behind Derek, grabbed him around the waist, and began to…help him… It was his father, Jim Redmond. As Derek realized who was holding him up and helping to propel him forward, his startled expression became a look of relief, and he was overcome with emotion. He grabbed his father around the neck, hugging him and crying as they moved together toward the finish line. With the crowd roaring their support for the two men, Derek finished the race…. We have such a Father.”
[Chap Clark, The Performance Illusion, (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1993), p. 79-80]