Fri, April 28, 2017
Chiildren and Heirs of God
No doubt we grieve our Lord by thinking of ourselves as less than we are in the plan of God. In ourselves we are nothing, and the vast gulf of forgetfulness toward which we were heading was the proper place for us. We had earned no share in God’s interest, no place in His affection; our sins had forfeited any claim we might have had upon God as Creator. But the blood of the everlasting covenant has changed all that. Our claim now is that of a child upon his Father. We have a right in the Father’s household, and we can sit down at His table without fear or embarrassment. In the kingdom of God we signify.
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
That intimate Aramaic term abba is perhaps best translated "daddy." God is our daddy. We are His sons and daughters!
Father, it blows my mind that I may come to You as a child to his or her daddy.