Scripture: Psalm 25:1-10 What is your favorite image of God? (Parent, wind, rock, mother hen and lover are some examples to consider.)
The answer to this question is constantly changing, the one that I always seem to come back to is the image of "wonderful counselor" from Isaiah. It's probably because I got my start in ministry as a camp counselor. For me a good counselor encompasses a lot. They can be a friend you hang out with, a disciplinarian when they need to be, a mentor, a protector, etc.
Being a counselor was like what I imagine being a parent must be like, except for only about a week. Without getting into a long drawn out dissertation on why I won the Parent Lottery or writing the same post as Beloved. Let's just say that wonderful counselor is my favorite image of God.
God, help me to do my best to embody all that I can in order to reflect your love to others.