So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. – Galatians 3:26
Our Heavenly Father
There are hundreds of names for God in the Bible. Each teaches us a little something about who God is and how he acts. In some places God is called “Almighty.” Other places God is called “The beginning and end.” He even has some unique names that describe him as the “Root of David” or “launderer’s soap.”
However, when Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, he chooses the name “Our Father.”
That name “Father” has a special meaning. Whether we had a good earthly father or not, we know what fathers are supposed to do. Fathers love and care for their children. They want the best for them and strive to teach them all they need to know.
You can’t expect these kinds of things from a stranger. When you need something, you can count on your father.
This is what God wants for you. He is your Heavenly Father who loves you so much that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for you. He cares for you so much that he promises to guide all the steps of your life. He wants the best for you so that you may spend all eternity with him. He strives to teach you all the things you need for this life and the next.
How is this most special relationship with God established? It is only “in Christ Jesus.”
It is because Christ Jesus was willing to give his very life for you on the cross and to defeat death for you by rising from the grave that you can now be called sons and daughters of God. He is your dear Father and in Christ you are his dear child. Through faith these gifts become yours.
Treasure this as you confess in the Apostles Creed, “I believe in God the Father Almighty.”