Those who discover the depth of their Father’s affection for them and learn to live in it find greater passion for Jesus and freedom from sin and are more engaged with the world than anyone driven by religious obligation. What the Father showed us in the gift of His Son is that he was unwilling to settle for the indentured servitude of fearful slaves. He preferred instead the intimate affection of sons and daughters. He knew love would take us deeper into his life than fearful obligation ever would. It would teach us more truth, free us from selfishness and failures, and make us fruitful in the world.
He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection, Windblown, 2007, xiv