Our Heavenly Father Is Never Too Busy — Sunday Thought For The Day
As I sat reading my bible during my morning devotions my cat jumped up onto my lap. This is a common practice for her. She crawls up and just makes herself comfortable.
I recall an early morning many years ago, I sat reading my bible during my morning devotions and my son was playing quietly at my feet. The phone rang and my son, who was at the time four years old, got up and went into the other room to answer it. As I listened, I heard him say to whoever it was on the other end of the line: “My dad can’t come to the phone right now, because he’s praying.” He hung up and returned to where I sat. This time however, he did not resume playing at my feet, he crawled into my lap and snuggled up in the cleft of my arm. I kissed him softly on his forehead and whispered, “Daddy loves you.” He rested his head partly on my shoulder and partly on my chest needing nothing else other than his dad.
I’ve always remembered that moment because it reminds me of how our relationship is to be with God. My cat knows she is safe and welcome in my lap. But my son knew he was not only welcome but he had access to his father that others did not have. It didn’t matter that I was reading my bible, (praying as he said). Others were not welcome to intrude upon that moment but because he was my son he was always welcome and never thought of himself as a bother or an intrusion. Through the years I reinforced that I was never too busy for him and I was willing to stop whatever I was doing to give him my attention.
How much more so with our Heavenly Father. God is never too busy to hear our prayers and He is never disinterested in what we are doing. If we have accepted His son as our Savior, we are never without access to Him nor are we ever unwanted.
As God’s children through Jesus Christ we are able to say “Abba Father” or “daddy.” What a wonderful feeling; what an eternally glorious comfort to know that even if our earthly “daddy” was too busy or was never there, our Heavenly “Abba” is always there and we are always welcome to partake to rest in the comfort and security of His arms.
READ: Galatians 3:26-4:7 (KJV)
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
4 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here