I have posted once before about the pain I can imagine feeling if our child, whom we’re about to adopt, never ACTS like we are his/her parents. How heartbreaking would it be to hear the words, “You’re not my parents!”
Yet this is what we’ve done to God. And here is God’s reply:
“I thought: How I long to make you My sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations. I thought: You will call Me, “my Father,” and never turn away from Me! However, as a woman may betray her lover, so you have betrayed Me, house of Israel. […] Return, you faithless children. I will heal your unfaithfulness.” Jeremiah 3: 19, 20, 22
We have rejected our Father. We have cheated on our Husband. And He lovingly says, “Come back. I’ll fix it.” I don’t know about you, but I pray that I would no longer be the adulterous wife, nor the child screaming, “you’re not my dad!” I have rebelled enough against God, yet I am powerless in my own strenth to do anything but continual rebellion. But it’s okay, because my Almighty Savior says the HE will heal my unfaithfulness. And I know He can. Praise God.