|Galatians 4:4-6 |
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5 To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, "Abba, Father."1
1 Just for a moment, follow my logic: Assume you have created a small animate toy. You step back and look with pleasure on your creation. You have affection for it. Now, assume you can give this animate toy the certain knowledge that it has been created, and it can see you, recognizing you as his creator. Now assume that you have created an object that when recognizing you can say: Father, Father! Thank you for creating me. What a wonderful thing you have done for me. Now, imagine the love that can exist between your created being and yourself; and imagine that you now have an infinite number of more wonderful things to show it and share, including the joy of it seeing and understanding them all. Now, perhaps you have a glimpse of what the verse means: God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, "Abba, Father."