Friday, July 25, 2008


. . . . because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

--Romans 8:14-17

Okay, so I decided to look up sonship in the dictionary because it's not a word we use a lot. It says:

sonship--(noun) the relationship of son to father

This is remarkable to me! I am a co-heir with Christ! I am a son of God!

Look, okay, so I knew this already, but I highly suggest you read the above passage from Romans again right now, like maybe a half-dozen times. Why the heck haven't I been celebrating more? Doesn't this make you want to go out and buy a bouquet of helium-filled mylar balloons or something? You know, maybe a large heart one in the center that reads "Congratulations on your adoption!" or something. I know usually one would expect to give such a party favor to the new parents, but, in this case, clearly, I deserve the balloons!

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