God is our Father. And like a father, he teaches us. Instruction is not always cheery, and discipline is often the means of his molding. Let us not be afraid to learn at the feet of the greatest Father. His words are wise and His purposes, holy. He, like any true father, loves His children and wants what is best for them. The means to a pure end is often wrought with challenges and obstacles to overcome. Let us run forward and grow in Him, to grow and mature as a child of God.