I recently heard a Father’s Day sermon delivered by a pastor who had grown up with an abusive father. Although the message was geared to the men and fathers in the congregation, one particular statement spoke volumes to my heart. That one statement of truth was both enlightening and healing. “Although my earthly father was not a noble father, I can fully relate to my Heavenly Father as a son. There are no insufficiencies.”
If you had a noble father, you may not completely grasp the depth of his statement. If your father/son or father/daughter relationship has been less than ideal, you may feel the void or insufficiency. It is empowering to know that the gospel has an answer for that. Because of Christ, we can have a beautiful personal relationship with a Heavenly Father who loves us more than we can comprehend – no Insufficiency!
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 (NIV)