05 Apr Bragging Rights
Twice a day from Monday to Friday from first grade to eighth grade I rode school buses and I heard a lot of nonsense. One remark that still stands out in my mind came from a nerdy little kid proclaiming that his father knew everything. Even as a child I knew how impossible that was so I said so. I said, “No he doesn’t. That’s impossible.” You can be sure what came next. “Yes, he does.” After a few minutes of “No, he doesn’t” and “Yes, he does” we came to his stop and he got off.
Strange how things reverse when we get older because my Father knows everything. Yes He does. I quote from Romans 8, “For those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God. . . the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” . . . Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
There it is. Paul says it again in Galatians. And where did Paul get this marvelous truth? From Jesus Himself who taught His disciples to pray, “Our Father, which art in heaven.”
Now it gets even better. My Father can also beat up your father. I also heard that on the school bus. My Father is not only all-knowing He is all-powerful. I just love being a part of this family. If I were back on that school bus I would be a real braggart.