I, who am sent by the Living Father, Myself draw life from the Father ...

John 6:57
John 6:51-58

In one of Puccini’s great operas, there is a beautiful aria in which the soprano sings to her father, whom she dearly loves: “O Mio Babbino Caro,” it begins.

Translation: “My dearest Daddy.”

Dr. Wilfred Funk, the author of many dictionaries was once asked to list the ten most expressive words in the English language. He replied as follows:

The most bitter word is “alone.”
The most reverent is “mother.”
The most tragic is “death.”
The most beautiful is “love.”
The most cruel is “revenge.”
The most peaceful is “tranquil.”
The saddest is “forgotten.”
The warmest is “friendship.”
The coldest is “no.”
and the most comforting is “faith.”

Now let’s add one more word to that list. What is the most profound word in the English language? If we look to the New Testament for guidance, the word “father” quickly comes to mind. “Father” is the word image Jesus used to express God and His relationship…

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