Now you have peace

January 4, 2018

Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[a] 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 4:6-7

Jesus came to this earth wtih one purpose: to restore our relationship with God. Our disobedience, our sin, left our relationship with God more than strained. It was broken. But Jesus came to bring peace to that relationship, and that’s what he did. Now you have peace with God.

Now God isn’t some far and distant person, instead he is your Father. Not an abusive Father, but a loving, caring, gentle Father. One who takes delight in you. One who loves to hear from you. One who gets a big smile on his face when you pray to him, when you worship him, when you be you. When he sees you hurting, he hurts. When your heart breaks, his heart breaks.

Because of Jesus, you have this relationship with God. He is not some distant God, but he is a relational God. You are his child, and he is your Father. What aspect of God being your Father do you take most comfort in?