It’s one of the most incredible statements of promise and hope in all of Scripture – yet so very easy to overlook. On the day of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and said:
Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. (John 20:17)
For today, I want us to focus on the connection Jesus makes between His Father, and our Father. It’s amazing that we have the same relationship with God that Jesus does – He is our Father. Writing about this passage, Pastor Selwyn Hughes observes:
When our Lord Jesus Christ lived on this earth, He fulfilled many roles – Savior, Shepherd, Deliverer, Healer, Prophet, Life-giver – but the overall purpose of His being here was to restore us to relationship with the Father…Through our Lord’s redemptive work on the cross, God is not just the Father of Jesus; He is our Father too.
We have a perfect Heavenly Father, and He is willing to call us His child. Amazing grace indeed! Bask in that truth today. –Dave
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