“You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!'”
For the Christian, every day is Father’s Day. Every day we can celebrate the fact that we have the greatest Father of all, He is perfect in every way, He is so good and He never fails, He never breaks a promise, He never lies, He never turns away from us.
For many people, Father’s Day is a day of mixed emotions. Some of our earthly fathers have passed away, some of our fathers were not good fathers and some of us long to be fathers but we do not have children. However, for the Christian, our Father in heaven (Matt 6:9) is perfect, always. He will never leave us.
Our Father is full of compassion, He knows us and cares for us (Psalm 103:13-14). Our Father has redeemed us (Isaiah 63:16). Our Father is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Our Father doesn’t change (James 1:17). Our Father is filled with mercy to us (1 Peter 1:3). Our Father is filled with love for us and has made us His children (1 John 3:1).
And, in today’s verse (Romans 8:15), our Father has adopted us. We are not slaves to sin or death anymore. The enemy of souls does not own us. We are adopted as “sons”. Paul says “sons” because, in Roman times, the sons inherited all that the father left them. So, Christians, both men and women, receive all the full inheritance of the Father’s blessing.
You are in the Father’s family, you are loved and treasured by the Father. He cares, He provides, He leads, He protects, He strengthens, He comforts. He is the God of peace, He is the faithful God who will never fail. He has an inheritance for you in glory that will never fade away.
These are things that every Christian can celebrate this Father’s Day.