Too Good Not to Share

by Clark Roush, Ph.D.

In his book, “To Own a Dragon,” Donald Miller shares this insight concerning thinking about God as a Father.

“There is a part of me, and I think it is a growing part, that believes if I submit to God, read the Bible and obey his commands, and also talk to Him about stuff going on in my life, in His own ways, He is fathering me toward maturity.

And there is something profoundly humbling about knowing God. I’m not talking about the trinket God or the genie-in-a-lamp God, I mean the God who invented the tree in my front yard, the beauty of my sweetheart, the taste of a blueberry, the violence of a river at flood. I think there are a lot of religious trends that would have us controlling God, telling us that if we do this and that and another, God will jump through our hoops like a monkey. But this other God, this real God, is awesome and strong, all-encompassing and passionate, and for reasons I will never understand, He wants to Father us.”

I just really thought that was worth sharing!