(J.C. Pittman, “Bible Truths Illustrated” 1917)
A Roman emperor, after a successful military campaign, was returning in triumph to Rome. Great throngs filled the city to welcome the mighty hero. While passing through one of the crowded thoroughfares, a little girl, wild with joy, dashed toward his chariot.
The officer stopped her and said: “That is the chariot of the emperor, and you must not attempt to reach him.”
The little one replied: “He may be your emperor–but he is my father!” In a moment she was not only in the chariot, but also in the arms of her father.
It is even so with true believers. While God is the Emperor of all men–He is that, and infinitely more, to us–He is our Father!
“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in Heaven . . .” Matthew 6:9
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Something to ponder:
Charles Spurgeon: “With lowly reverence at the foot of the Cross, bow down your soul and say, “My Lord, between me and the worst reprobate, there is no difference—but what Your grace has made. Between me and lost souls in Hell, there is no difference—except what Your infinite compassion has been pleased to make!” “By the grace of God I am what I am!” 1 Corinthians 15:10
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