Before God was a Creator, He was a Father. And the Father delights to reveal to us how much He really loves us.
“Since God is, before all things, a Father, and not primarily Creator or Ruler, all his ways are beautifully fatherly. It is not that this God ‘does’ being Father as a day job, only to kick back in the evenings as plain old ‘God’. It is not that he has a nice blob of fatherly icing on top. He is Father. All the way down. Thus all that he does he does as Father. That is who he is. He creates as a Father and he rules as a Father; and that means the way he rules over creation is most unlike the way any other God would rule over creation”
– Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity
Of course, when sin entered our world, it changed everything. Our relationship with Him was now marred by fear, shame, and guilt. But our heavenly Father had a plan to restore us to Himself again, through Jesus His Son. He wanted His family back again. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are now brought back into His family.
God saves us, not only for His glory.
He delights to save us! Why? Because He is our Father. He delights to deepen our delight in Him as his precious daughters in Christ!
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. – 1 John 3:1
At Crossway’s women’s ministry, we will be celebrating, deepening and sharing in our appreciation of God’s delight in us.