Are   not   five   sparrows   sold   for   two   cents?   And   yet   not   one   of   them   is   forgotten   before   God. "Indeed,   the   very   hairs   of   your   head   are   all   numbered.   Do   not   fear;   you   are   of   more   value   than many sparrows. (NAS, Luke 12:6-7) Jesus   often   referred   to   God   as   "the   Father"   or   "the   heavenly   Father."   Our   relationship   to   God   is   like the   loving   relationship   between   parent   and   child.   Like   a   loving   parent,   God   knows   and   cares deeply for each of us. God   is   pure   Spirit.   We   cannot   see   or   touch   Him.   We   can   only   dimly   understand   Him,   but   we   can know   Him   through   prayer,   through   the   teachings   of   the   Bible,   and   through   our   faith.   In   His teachings,   Jesus   presents   a   picture   of   a   very   loving   God   who   wants   everyone   to   be   in   harmony   with Him.   He   is   seeking   to   awaken   a   loving   response   in   each   of   us.   God   knows   and   loves   each   of   us personally, as parents know and love their children. God will give good things to those who ask: "For   everyone   who   asks   receives,   and   he   who   seeks   finds,   and   to   him   who   knocks   it   shall   be opened.   "Or   what   man   is   there   among   you,   when   his   son   shall   ask   him   for   a   loaf,   will   give   him a   stone?   "Or   if   he   shall   ask   for   a   fish,   he   will   not   give   him   a   snake,   will   he?   "If   you   then,   being evil,   know   how   to   give   good   gifts   to   your   children,   how   much   more   shall   your   Father   who   is   in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! (NAS, Matthew 7:8-11) Like   children,   some   of   us   return   God's   love,   and   some   do   not.   Nevertheless,   He   loves   all   of   us. God's   gifts   of   love   and   salvation   are   freely   offered   to   all,   even   to   those   who   choose   the   path   of wickedness. . ..   He   causes   his   sun   to   rise   on   the   evil   and   the   good,   and   sends   rain   on   the   righteous   and   the unrighteous. (NIV, Matthew 5:45) God   is   also   merciful.   He   is   always   willing   to   forgive   a   truly   repentant   sinner   and   give   him   or   her another   chance.   Even   when   we   sin,   we   can   be   assured   that   God   still   loves   us   and   seeks   to   bring   us back   into   harmony   with   Him.   However,   it   is   up   to   us;   we   can   accept   or   reject   God's   love.   No matter   how   far   our   lives   have   drifted   away   from   God,   we   must   never   be   discouraged   and   think   we are beyond hope!
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