Children of God
We are God's children. Now I think that is an amazing thing, if we are his children he is our father. And our heavenly fathers love is so much greater than even our earthly fathers love. Not all of us have amazing earthly fathers, but I think I do. They try and do what is best for us, but God always knows and always does what is best for us.
Sometimes we need to go through harder times, if we allow, these times can show us that God is the only one we can rely on. We need to throw ourselves on him, and rely on him. This is easier in the times when we know we can not do it ourselves. It can at the least make us more joyful that we need not suffer most of the time. In comparison to some our sufferings are small.
Not only is he the God of love though, he is also a jealous God. He wants our worship, love, he want our life. He is to be feared, but a respecting sort of fear. Not a turn and flee sort of fear.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
He is not to be treated as someone who just gives out love no matter what. Don't get me wrong here. He does give love and forgiveness to his children no matter what, but not all are his children, not all are chosen. He is Loving but also so much more; a powerful, jealous, angry God.
Just like Aslan in Narnia: “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
He is not tame, he is God. Who God truly is, we shall not, I think, be able to ever comprehend, until -and maybe not truly even then- we meet him face to face. What a glorious day that will be.