Holy God or Abba Father?

I recently listened to Paul Washer’s video “Holiness of God” on youtube. He does an amazing job of taking us into the reality of the awesome and fearful purity and holiness of God. If we can keep in mind this reality…and right next to it His perfect Abba Fatherhood, intimacy, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, mercy, and redemptive blood soaking the earth!!! then we stand a chance of knowing Him. His fearful mightyness and His intimate Papa natures.

We seem more given to forgetting one or the other… seeing only one of these at one time, making Him either fearsome (and by association with this quality, distant, uncaring, unresponsive), or a sweet daddy that by consequence is toothless and cannot inspire holiness.  Or otherwise averaging these two amazing natures into a mediocre little “god” who looks more like us than GOD.  But both, together, softens our hardened hearts, stretches our puny intellect to glimpsing the Eternal One!


About Franco Guerri

Born and raised in Rome Italy; immigrated to the US at ten; UC Berkeley activist during the Vietnam antiwar era; Hollywood assistant cameraman and film editor; spent the next few years seeking God, praying and meditating in France and the US; married 30 years to a beautiful artist/designer wife with whom he co-labors; two amazing sons; post graduate studies in engineering and Bible; discovered God as a personal relationship and the Cross as the bridge to Him; started and managed two successful manufacturing businesses in California and Montana. Now residing in Longmont, Colorado, close to his two sons and their families. Among other endeavors, he is writing a movie script about an Iraq war veteran who loses both his legs in the war.
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