Andrew shot straight ahead on his bike and as he entered the cross street he almost missed another cyclist, an adult male. The man yelled and cursed at him. Much to my surprise on the bike I was on, a bike behind my son, I yelled with outrage at the man and said, You get back here! I want to talk to you! Thankfully the guy kept on going. But at the moment I realized how fiercely protective a father could be of his own child.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1Pet 1:3-5)
We can see in verse 5 that protection is a part of salvation. In verse 4 our inheritance in Christ is protected in Heaven. In verse 3 it is God the Father who caused us to be born again. This birth was based on the death of his own unique Son. All of this flows from His Fatherly heart, and as a good Father he will fiercely protect his own.
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