You are a child of God

One of the most incredible things about the Christian faith is that we have a God who is a perfect Father. John Stott, a well known Bible teacher wrote this: “If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all.”

God is our Father!

Read Romans 8:15-17

The word Abba is an Aramaic word (the language Jesus spoke) that can be used by a toddler and a grown adult. The closest English word is Papa. It describes an intimacy of relationship that we have with the Father – who is large and in charge of all creation and who knows even the smallest details about us including how many hairs we have on our heads!

Sometimes our earthly experience of fathers colours how we can perceive God as Father – perhaps your experience is non-existent, uncaring or even abusive. Or you may have a great dad who has modelled fatherhood well. Either way, Father God is perfect and so much more than our earthly fathers.

Pray: Thank you Father God for being our amazing father. Help me to know your love more and more, Amen

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