But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8
God set us together with His love while we were at our worst, in spite of the fact that we never asked for it. Thus, the preacher’s burden must be to declare such a love, not to birth children unto God, but to let His children know that they are not bastards! For a bastard is not like an orphan. An orphan has no parents, whereas a bastard is one who has a father, but who has no relationship with him. This is not our reality. Our Father knows us and longs to bring about our consciousness of Him, whether by revelation or through situation.
Our Father’s love did not wait for a request or for permission for it to be expressed. He is Jehova-Jireh (Gen. 22:14), “The Lord who provides.” Webster’s dictionary defines provision as “making previous preparation.” As such, a provider is one who, anticipating the need, provides the fulfillment of it prior to its realization. We can never bring God so low as to accept that He is reactive where humanity is concerned.
He is a good Father, knowing what we have need of before we ask.