One of the greatest gifts ever offered to us by Jesus is the opportunity to call God “Father”. God the Father sent his Son, to die in our place so that we can be adopted into God’s forever family.
Adoption is one of the great themes of the Bible. We are adopted unconditionally. The sacrifice of Jesus reveals the depth of the Father’s love toward us.
A Christian is someone, having handed over their life to Jesus, now seeks to live in a forgiven relationship with God as loving Father. Faith and repentance are the gateway to receiving God’s adoption.
Today is a great day to honour and express affection to our human fathers and to thank God for the fathers we miss deeply.
Happy Father’s Day!
“For everything that Christ taught, everything that makes the New Testament new, and better than the Old, is summed up in the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God. ‘Father’ is the Christian name for God” J. I. Packer