Words from the Heart for Monday December 2nd, 2019
And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
Galatians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Child of the King
The first member of the royal family to visit Canada was the future King William IV, who arrived on the country’s east coast in 1786 while an officer in the Royal Navy. His niece, Queen Victoria, never came to Canada, but during her reign her son, the future King Edward VII, made the first modern Canadian royal tour: partaking in official engagements, meeting politicians and the public, and reviewing troops. The children of kings visiting Canada.
There is an intimacy in our relationship with God that is found nowhere else in any other religion or spiritual system. Even the people of the Hebrew Scriptures would have found the deep intimacy with God that is ours in Christ difficult to comprehend. Paul speaks to this in Galatians 4:6-7: “And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” Listen carefully to what is being said here. God is the Almighty King of the universe. He is so far above us in power and majesty that we have a challenging time comprehending Him. But Paul here says that we can call Him Abba, which was a term of endearment used by a child when calling his father. It would be equivalent to our word Dad, or perhaps even more intimately, Daddy. It is difficult to comprehend that God would want that kind of intimacy with us, but He does. You are the child of the King of kings. How will that affect your day today?
These have been words from the heart.