Never a painful separation

I can remember one time when my brothers and I were just kids and we had made my dad really mad and so he put us out of the house. Now we were just kids and he only put us in the back yard but we were miserable. It was truly awful but we deserved it and it did help us behave better.

Jesus did not need that kind of discipline and there was therefore never any separation between He and His Father. What Jesus did was amazing. He actually pleased God, His Father, all of the time. But not just that, He always did the things that pleased God.

“And He [God the Father] who sent Me [Jesus] is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” (John 8.29)

It is one thing to have your father, mother or guardian be generally pleased with you and it is another to always do the things that please him or them. Most of us are at one point or another frustrated, even traumatized with the fact that we can never live up to the expectations of the folks who raised us. Books are written about it and people go to counseling or seek out friends who can help them overcome the guilt of it. Jesus did not have this problem since He did everything that pleased His Father. That in itself is a miracle!

As a result of His “uninterrupted” relationship with His Father, Jesus was never alone. There are many times that we want our parents or guardians to be there for us. We want their comfort and especially don’t like it when they are mad at us or disappointed in us. They or we become separated from the other. It can be really painful.

How amazingly wonderful it is for us who believe in Jesus! Because of His obedience and not ours Jesus says to us, “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mat. 28.20) There will never be that pain of separation. Praise the Lord!.

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