The father buys a bike to his four year old daughter Lisa. When Lisa falls, the look on the fathers face looks disappointed. But when she’s apologizing, he smiles again. After many days of exercise, now her comes the big day: Lisa manages to ride the bike without training wheels!
“Come here!” says the father. “I have something important to say to you: I bought this bike to you so that you would honor me with it. Now I want you to go in and make a song about how amazing and kind I am. And I will make you ride around the street here and sing and tell about this father who gave you this bike. I’ll be in the house. I expect you to do this, and if you have any questions, come and ask me. “
Dad, Mom and her brother John goes along with the four year old Anna to the store and buys her the bike she wants. All three encourages Anna every day and helps her to learn to ride. They comfort her every time she falls and says: We are here, you can do this. We’ll help you.” After many days of exercise, her comes the big day: Anna manages to ride a bike without training wheels!
All three cheers with Anna. Then Mom says: “We bought this bike to you that you would experience the same joy that we have when we cycle. Now we’ll find our bikes so we cycle along. We want you to rejoice and enjoy just as we do when we cycle. Come let us ride! “
Now I ask you:
Which of these two stories is most similar to the picture you have of God? Think again on the picture church, congregation or the christians around you have painted of God. What if the picture is wrong?