For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."    (Romans 8:15)

The Dhinakarans The Bible says in Ephesians 4:6, “One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

In Genesis 2:7,we read, “The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” God breathed His breathe into man’s nostrils and that is why we are alive today. Each one of us have the breathe of God in our nostrils. That is why God says, “I am one God but Father of all spirit” By creation, He is a Father to everyone but we can see the benefits only when He becomes our personal Father.

Whenever we think of Mahatma Gandhi, we always think of him as a father of our beloved nation. On the 2nd October 1995, we conducted a Jesus Calls Meeting in Hyderabad. There were nearly 5 lakh people who gathered for that meeting. My son, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran asked everyone to stand up and reminded that it was Mahatma’s Birthday. We all sang that song that Mahatma liked, “Lead the kindly light” After the song, my son started praying and everyone cried thinking about the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi for our nation. Yes, only when we think of his sacrifice, he becomes real to us. In the same way, the Almighty God came into this world to show His love to mankind and also to make Himself as a personal Father for everyone. He is the Father who lives forever.

The Bible says in John 1:12, “to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” Yes the Almighty God gives you the authority to become His children when you invite Him into your heart. What a privilege! When you think of the Almighty God who came into this world in the form of a man who sacrificed His life on the cross, He becomes real to us.

I lost my daughter Angel in the year 1986. I went through a lot of depression. 3 years later, my son Paul Dhinakaran got married. To our great amazement, his wife’s name was also Angel. We were thrilled but we never knew how she would behave in our family. After their marriage, she came home and one day, I called her over the phone to talk to my son. She replied, Daddy, what do you want? I was stunned thinking, “Has my Angel come back? Is she speaking over the phone.” I cried and thought that my daughter came back. She became one with our family.

My beloved, The Bible says in Romans 8:15,16, “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.” When the son of adoption comes into you, you will begin to call the Almighty God as “Abba Father” For this very reason- to give this divine experience, the Almighty God came into this world in the form of a man. That is why He was called, ‘Everlasting Father’. Today is the day to invite Jesus into your heart and receive the right to become His child !

Dear Almighty God, I praise and thank You for giving me the privilege to call You ‘Abba Father’. I sincerely thank You for granting mankind Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ as the ‘indescribable treasure’. Give me the grace to lead a righteous life that those who look at me will call me, ‘blessed are you’. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.