“The Spirit, the very spirit of God (the same Spirit who hovered over chaos before time!!!) is constantly proclaiming to us that we are children of the Father God. He does this by connecting with our own spirits, which are an image of God’s spirit!
Here’s another miracle: If we are his children–and we certainly are–then we are heirs. We are heirs of God and fellow heirs of Christ. The King of the Universe has chosen a Christ (our Lord) and he has chosen us in the same way. We will suffer because of this sometimes, of course, because it isn’t something that the world can understand. But we do! We do understand! You and I are children of the king, and we share his glorious inheritance . . . “ (Romans 8:16-17 paraphrase mine – tlw