For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not
received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s
Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba,
Father.”For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s
children. Romans 8:14-16
I love my earthly family. But what I am most thankful for, is that as a body of believers in Christ, those who live by His word, and those who put it into practice, those who lean upon Him for our light and love and salvation – we are a part of His family.
How awesome is that?
Family matters. In the now, and in eternity once we leave this earth. Let’s take as many with us as we possibly can, friends.
For our God? He doesn’t want even one of us to be lost. Not one. He wants all of us to know Him, love Him, and be a part of His family. Then, one day, we will go to our real home – the one that will last forever and ever and in which we will be in His presence continually. The one true home in Christ, where we will see Him in all His glory. And the one eternal place where finally, we will rest in the assurance that our family, with our Abba Father, will always be whole.
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that
is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we
are God’s children because they don’t know him. Dear friends, we are already
God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ
appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he
really is. 1 John 3:1-2