by Hazel Straub
God is not distant, for he has adopted all who come to him through his son, Jesus Christ. His desire is a close relationship with each one of us. We call him Daddy, Abba, Papa, or Father because we are his cherished children. He paid the most expensive price to redeem us and call us his beloved child. His one and only Son Jesus, paid the cost for all our offenses, sins, curses, and sicknesses by taking our punishment and dying for us. He gives us the right to experience forgiveness and to know him in close relationship. We can experience his love, joy and peace. Enjoy him as his beloved children, in whom he delights!
And so we could know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts–moving us to cry out intimately, ‘My Father you are…
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