Yesterday our toddler was singing, “God our Father, God, our Father, up above, up above….Amen, Amen” to the tune of “Frere Jack”. I asked him to sing it again this morning on our way to daycare and work. I still couldn’t make out what he said between above and Amen. It warmed my heart to hear him singing about God. I know that God was listening and smiling. This little child’s voice was like sweet music to His ears. Jesus said, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise’?” (Matthew 21:16). We should always encourage our children to praise our Heavenly Father.
God loves it when we sing about Him and offer up praises and thanksgiving. Jesus came to this earth to tell us what a wonderful, loving Father we have who watches over us. He is the Father who meets our daily needs (Luke 11:3). He is the Father who rejoices when His wayward child returns home (Luke 15:20-24). He is the Father who values us (Luke 12:7).
God is the Father whom we can trust at all times. We can go to Him and tell Him our troubles (Psalm 62:8) because He cares (1 Peter 5:7). He protects us (Psalm 121:7). We can go to sleep in peace because He keeps us safe (Psalm 4:8). When we are troubled and sad, we can put our hope in Him and this makes it possible for us to praise Him (Psalm 42:5).
Rejoice that God our Father is above watching over us and who will never leave us nor forsake us. AMEN.