My Daughter's Father

I was reading the Quran yesterday in Sura 112, Sura al-Ihklas, it speaks of how

لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا احد.

He does not have a child, nor is he begotten and there is not one equal to him

But in Hosea 1.10, it is written,

يقال لهم لستم شعبي عوضا عن ان يقال لهم ابناء الله الحي

Instead, those who are called 'not my people, they will be called children of the living God.

I haven't been able to shake that thought. How sad it is to not think of oneself as God's child. I always think of myself as one dearly loved by God. As a child should be. It is such a reminder that it is God's Spirit within me that calls out, “abba.” Now that I'm about to have a baby, I am so blessed to know that her spirit will call out to God's, prompted by a heavenly father to whom she will always belong.

I thank the Lord that my daughter can think of God as her good father. Before I ever met her, I knew that her spirit is calling out to God's. That she will always have a God who calls her daughter.

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