“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” —Isaiah 64:8
Even the lost man can call Jehovah God Father, but his confession is as lifeless as a cemetery. When Jesus confronted the envious Jews, those who desired to murder Him, He told them that they did the deeds of their father (the devil). The Jews objected and replied, “We have one father, even God” (John 8:41). Yet, we know that they couldn’t possibly know the heavenly Father, nor was it possible for them to have a relationship with Him because they denied Christ; and Jesus told His disciples later, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
A gospel without a Trinity! it is a pyramid built upside down on its apex. A gospel without the Trinity! it is a rope of sand that cannot hold together.
When we look at Jesus we see the perfections of God, but when the Father looks at Him He sees, among other things, the perfections of man. Thus it is that Christ is the only qualified mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5).
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” —Jeremiah 33:3
Even during the depths of the very worst suffering of God’s wrath, Jesus Christ called unto his heavenly Fahter when He hung upon Calvary’s tree. He cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46). How often it seems that we miss out. How often, it seems, that we lack when we do not call unto our heavenly Father. We should also recognize that it is not only in the times of great anguish, suffering, persecution, or tribulation that we are to call unto Him; He tells us to call upon Him unconditionally, any time, any place, and whatever the circumstance.