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"The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength..."
“For unto which of the angels said he at any time
Thou are my son, this day I have begotten thee?
And again, I will be to him a Father,
and he shall be to me a son?”
Here's a thought to consider...
More and more people today are experiencing the emotional trauma that comes with being raised by a single parent; or no parents. These numbers continue to grow as the societal trend of broken homes continue to rise. No manner of logic or justification can truly combat the sense of abandonment that resides in the subconscious mind of a child when a parent leaves a child. It is very rare a person is internally strong enough to recover from the tremendous negative impact that a child feels about their self-worth.
Almost always the recovery of a child’s self-worth comes from the loving effort of another person; this may come by a surrogate or an adopting parent. These people’s intentional love, comfort and actions toward the child instill in that child that they do matter. They are shown by actions that they do have value, and therefore they begin to see value in themselve.
We see how important the words of Paul’s letter :
“…ye received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
We experience the sense of spiritual abandonment and negative self-worth that comes from the condemnation of mankind by sin. When we experience first faith, our spiritual eyes are opened and we become self-aware of our need for adoption. When we enter into the new covenant, we experience the gratification of adoption as members of the body of Christ, and the special right to call upon God as Father. This month purpose to spend quality time with your Father.
- OLMBC, November 2016