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Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.....you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
"There is no higher status than being a son or daughter of God", (Nicky Gumbel, Alpha Course). We are called in Christ to be God's children, and when we truly believe and understand that we are loved as children and are inheritors together with Christ, then our lives can be truly transformed in the confidence that we have a perfect Heavenly Father who has our very best at heart and loves us unconditionally. This is the good news of the gospel, that God is not angry with us. He is not waiting for us with a big stick, but with huge loving arms to put around us.