“ Man goes forth searching for a friend while that very friend lives within his own heart” “The true God is not afar off; He is a part of us; His spirit speaks from within us” “The Father lives in the child. God is always with us. He is the guiding spirit of the eternal destiny”
The concept of a God as a king-judge, although it fostered a high moral standard and created a law respecting people as a group, left the individual believer in a sad position of insecurity respecting his status in time and eternity. Jesus revealed God as the Father of each human being.
Selflessness is inherent in parental love. God loves not like a father, but as a Father. He is the Paradise Father of everything in the Universe.
The affectionate heavenly Father, whose spirit indwells his children on earth, is not a divided personality _one of justice and one of mercy_ neither righteousness is not dominated by a strict retributive justice; God as a Father trascends God as a judge.
“ Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights” “God is good; He is the eternal refuge of the souls of men” “The Lord God is truth” “Blessed is the man who trusts Him” “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He is the God of Salvation” “HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP THE WOUNDS OF THE SOUL. HE IS MAN’S ALL-POWERFUL BENEFACTOR”
“ The eyes of the Lord are in every place” Said your great teacher of the insignificant sparrow, “One of them shall not fall to the ground without my Father’s knowledge” He also says“ I have surely seen the affliction of my people, I have heard their cry,and I know their sorrows”
For “The Lord looks from heaven; He beholds all the sons of men; from the place of His habitation He looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth” Every creature child may truly say: “ He knows the way I take and when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold”” And it should be a real comfort to every human being to understand this. Jesus, speaking of the living God, said: “YOUR FATHER KNOWS WHAT YOU HAVE NEED OF EVEN BEFORE YOU ASK HIM” May the Father be with you and Bless you deeply. Extracted from the Urantia Book