Thursday, May 1, 2008


I love the story of two little first-grade boys who were brothers. On the first day of school, the children were introducing themselves. One of the boys said, "Me and Jackson are brothers. One of us is adopted and one is not, but I can't remember which is which."

That attitude conveys the full-fledged embrace that we have received from God as He welcomes us into His family. He actually treats us, and see sus, and loves us, in the same way He does his Only Begotten Son.

In fact, the Bible says, You have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"… Romans 8:15. And it is because of this adoption, that we can experience a deep intimacy with the Father. As Christians we don't address God as "Your Highness" or "Your Holiness." We call God, “Abba” which, in Jesus’ day, was a very intimate expression; much like we might say, “Daddy" or "Papa”.

Since God has adopted us as sons and daughters, we can embrace Him as our Father. We can run to Him when we are hurt, ask lots of questions when we are confused, and trust Him when He says everything is going to be OK.


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