The Privilege of Children

Most of us, if ever invited into the powerful atmosphere of the Oval Office, would hesitate to bring our young children (or grandchildren). If we did dare to bring small children, propriety would dictate that we require them to sit quietly before the president. However, there is a photograph taken in the early 1960’s of President Kennedy in the Oval Office with his two children, Carolyn and John Jr.—and what is he doing? He is sitting in a chair to the right of his desk, clapping as his children skip and dance before him. You see, if daddy is president, it’s OK to dance and skip in the Oval Office. This photograph gives us a glimpse of our relationship with Abba Father. We are invited into the throne room of heaven. In fact, Paul wrote in the letter to the Ephesians that all followers of Jesus are currently seated in heaven with Jesus (Ephesians 2:6). As believers and therefore children of God, we need to grasp the fact that our Abba (Daddy) in heaven delights over us in a similar manner (Zephaniah 3:17).

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