And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4.6
I have had difficulty relating to God as a good, good Father. I believe that is a natural difficulty when you’ve had a not-so-great earthly dad. A dad that would rather lie to you than to confess his wrong-doings and heal gaping wounds. I’m not here today to bash my earthly father – I have definitely moved on. We made peace between us before his death in 1999.
Romans 8.15 says, “So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” “
Isn’t that beautiful? God adopted me. He knew I needed a Father I could look up to, depend on, and fully trust! I was an orphan and He took me as His own. I have been adopted!
That makes me all kinds of grateful.
Have you been adopted by the Creator of the Universe?
He’s always looking for more kids!