Most parents-to-be anticipate the arrival of their baby with a deep desire to love, nurture and raise their precious child. Where did this longing come from? “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?” (Malachi 2:10) God created people in His image. Along with that came the need to have children.
I said, “How I would set you among my sons, and give you a pleasant land, a heritage most beautiful of all nations.”
From the time God created Adam and Eve, to the time He set Israel apart as His people, to the time of Christ, and to the church – God’s goal has always been to be a loving Father to His creation. He has gone to great lengths to accomplish this. “You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:15) “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.” (I John 3:1)
Thank the Lord for the rich heritage America has enjoyed—of following after God, helping nations less fortunate, and being blessed as a result. Pray for this nation, its citizens and leaders to turn wholeheartedly to the Heavenly Father once again.
Recommended Reading: Luke 11:1-13