When my mom was four years old, she was taken from her family and placed into the home of foster parents. Ten years later, the couple finally adopted her. In-between, she didn’t know to which family she truly belonged. This made a lifelong impact on her. Do you feel this way about God’s Fatherhood? Are you aware of the benefits of being been fully adopted by the Father in all of his royal majesty? Or are you just in foster care?
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. (Galatians 4:4- NIV)
God the Father is the King of All Creation. He is King of the Universe. He is robed in splendor and majesty (see Psalm 104:1). Therefore, life with him is filled with his splendor and majesty, strength and joy (see 1 Chronicles 16:27).
In the many ways in which he differs from your human father and the other human models of fatherhood, his kingship completes the picture. We benefit greatly from taking time to contemplate his majesty. This is where he most easily (in our thoughts) rises far above everything we’ve experienced from human interactions. As king, he is like no other; he is far more wonderful than even the best of earthly kings.
Day 29 on the journey includes:
- Consider the traits of a good king and how Abba-Father is the perfection of kingship.
- What does it mean to be adopted into the King’s family?
- What it means to be an heir of God’s Majesty
- What it means to be a citizen of Heaven
- Enjoy your royalty
© 2021 by Terry A. Modica