Look down from heaven and see,
from your holy and beautiful habitation.
Where are your zeal and your might?
The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion
are held back from me.
For you are our Father,
though Abraham does not know us,
and Israel does not acknowledge us;
you, O LORD, are our Father,
our Redeemer from of old is your name.
But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
Be not so terribly angry, O LORD,
and remember not iniquity forever.
Behold, please look, we are all your people.
—Isaiah 63:15-16; 64:8-9
by: Joan Small.
Jesus taught His disciples to acknowledge God as Father in their prayers just as Isaiah proclaimed, “You, O Lord, are our Father.” If we can see God as our Father, we are able to cast all our cares on Him because a Father takes care of His children. When we see God as our Father, we also learn to trust Him because He knows best. In Matthew 6:8, Jesus taught that “your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask” (NLT). Jesus wanted us to know God as Father and for us to have confidence in Him to love, secure, and establish us in this truth.