This passage from Gal. 4:4-7 in the NLT (New Living Translation — more of a paraphrase than a translation, but still…) has really affected me lately. Oh how I want to experience this at that deep, soul, experiential level that transcends mere intellectual knowledge.
“4But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6And because you Gentiles have become his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and now you can call God your dear Father. 7Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, everything he has belongs to you.”