But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:4-7 ESV
In the United States, one out of three children go to bed every night without a father in the house. These children have a higher rate of poverty, incarceration, and behavioral issues. Growing up in a broken home without a father has serious consequences for the children involved.
Many names throughout scripture describe God’s identity and character, but the most prominent name found in the New Testament is Father. When we experience salvation through Jesus, we are given a unique relationship with Him as His children where we can call Him “Abba Father” which literally means Daddy. In a culture full of broken homes, many fathers lack strength, integrity, and compassion . When we become part of God’s family, we discover a father who is good, right, and perfect in every way who also invites us as His children to approach Him as our loving Daddy. Here are some questions for you ask yourself about God being your father:
-Is it easy or difficult for you to view God as your loving Father?
-How does knowing God as your Father impact the way you view your relationship with Him?
-How does viewing God as your Father impact the way you approach Him in prayer?
Take a few minutes to praise God for proving Himself faithful as a loving Father.