Last week we identified that the Father is the creator of the world who plans and directs all things according to His purposes. He is also intensely personal, making a way for us to be reunited with Him despite our sinfulness. As Jesus did, we refer to Him as “Abba, Father.” We are His children, adopted into His family, if we accept the Son. Who is the Son, and how does He differ from the Father?
We have looked at these verses in recent weeks, but they are helpful again for this discussion. John 1 gives us an amazing picture of the Son:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men...The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world...But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1-4, 9, 14).