The family is the foundation of a society. It is sad to see that our society’s families are being destroyed. As a result of that destruction many children have grown into adulthood having never known an intact home. Damaged in childhood means damaged in adulthood, for the damage doesn’t magically repair itself on the day of one’s emancipation. Naturally when something of ours is broken we spend time trying to fix it, but how does one repair a damaged childhood caused by a broken family?
Jesus said, “He that has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). Interesting that he did not say Elohim, not Jehovah, not Adonai, or any of the other great names of God found in the Bible. He said Father, or Abba which means daddy, or papa. I think it means that no matter how damaged a person is, our heavenly Father is able to repair what was lost or never was.
It should make us gasp that God, the one who is mighty, holy, and beneficent, is our Father who sacrificed Himself to restore what was so broken that it seemed irreparable.
This is Jesus’ story: God has suffered everything to restore what was lost.