But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
Paul is talking to a people who’ve forgotten.
They’ve forgotten that God’s gift cannot be bought.
They’ve forgotten that God’s gift cannot be earned.
They’ve forgotten that God loves them because of what HE did
on a long, hard journey
to a hard and lonely cross
for the joy set before Him
to gather his children back to his arms.
It’s not what I’ve done that matters. It’s not my insight, not my wisdom, not my hard and dedicated work.
Because he’s my dad
…and he loves me.
Father, thank you for loving me. In all my Jane-ness. Let me never forget. Let every part of my life be lived for you.