1 John 3:1 ~ See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
As a young child I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with my father. One Saturday morning dad and I were dressed for church and we decided to walk there together. He took my small hand in his, and part way there we began skipping without a care in the world. Even though it was a small thing, (a small memory, that happened so very long ago) I remember it so clearly, and so fondly. What memories do you have of your dad?
Whatever the memories we have of our earthly fathers – good or bad, present or absent…God has given each one of us a Parental connection that gives us a sense of security, love and belonging. In Romans 8:15 Paul tells us that we have “received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out Abba, Father.” Abba is an Aramaic word which means “daddy” or “papa.”
I think this must be one of the most profound revelations that could ever be perceived or understood. To think that the God of creation, the Almighty, seeks a relationship with each one of us that is so deep and so personal that we can now, naturally, call Him “Daddy” or “Papa.”
This Father’s Day Weekend let’s take time to appreciate our earthly fathers and the other “dads” in our lives who are making a difference in small and large ways. Let’s also be sure to spend time with our heavenly Father. He loves us so much, and longs to make new memories with each one of us!
We are God’s Children!