Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians finishes with the famous words we know as “The Grace” –
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
This reminds us that, while all three members of the Trinity are inseparably involved in each other’s work, it is principally and primarily the Father who loves.
Because the Father loves us, He sent his Son Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10). Because we now love Jesus, in His love the Father has sent the Spirit of truth to counsel, comfort and live in us (John 14:26). Therefore, our Christian experience of the love of the Father is entirely wrapped up in our relationship by grace with His Son and in fellowship with His Spirit.
Our Father’s love is vast beyond all measure, because He sent his only Son to make wretches like us his treasure.
When we look along the beams of sunlight that give us warmth and light and strength every day, we look directly into the brilliance of the sun from whence they came. The sun is the source, and the beams emanate from its overflowing power and give us light and life every day. We appreciate and delight in those beams and we don’t ever doubt the source. In the same way, let’s not be deceived into doubting the Father’s love for us. For His infinite love emanates from him in the person of the Son full of grace and the Holy Spirit who fellowships with us eternally!
“Abba, Father, we thank you for your deep, deep love for us. Happy Father’s Day! With love from your children in Christ.”