There is a beautiful and important scene in the movie Dr. Zhivago. The Comrade General is talking with Tanya. He asks her, “How did you come to be lost?”
She replies, “Well, I was just lost.”
He asks again, “No, how did you come to be lost?”
Tanya doesn’t want to say. She says simply, “I was just lost. My father and I were running through the city and it was on fire. The revolution had come and we were trying to escape and I was lost.”
The Comrade General asked more emphatically, “How did you come to be lost?”
She still didn’t want to say. Finally she answered, “We were running through the city and my father let go of my hand and I was lost.” Then she added plaintively, “He let go.” This were the words she didn’t want to say.
The Comrade General said, “This is what I’ve been trying to tell you, Tanya. Komarov was not your real father. Zhivago is your real father, and I can promise you, Tanya, that if this man had been there—your real father—he would never have let go of your hand.”
That is the difference between a real father and a false father, is it not? A real father would never let go of his daughter’s hand. That is also the difference between a real God and a false one.
We have a real God, a real Father in heaven. And He is the God who never lets go. If you ever doubted it, just look at the cross. Satan tried to separate Him from His beloved children, but Jesus went all the way to Calvary to maintain His hold on their hands. You can count on it. He is your Father, and He will never let go.
Yours in Faith,