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Maturity

by Norman P. Grubb

So fatherhood is a person who has become liberated from his own concerns and he is now contributing to the concerns of others. He knows Him that is from the beginning. God doesn’t live for Himself. God is the everlasting Servant of His own creation in infinite grace, an endless stream of Self-giving. God isn’t concerned about Himself, is He? In His infinite grace He is concerned about us. And so, to know Him that is from the beginning is to have His exact character, and to have that by nature. That is the third stage, the fatherhood out of which flows the power and the grace and the life to others.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Union – Central Secret of the Universe”