I really like Glen Scrivener's opening to his sermon on Gal. 4:1-3
. Here it is:
Two boys at work in a field. (Gal 4:1-3).
They look the same, but they couldn’t be more different.
One is a slave, the other is a son. One is property, the other is
heir. One calls the owner “Boss”. The other calls him “Daddy.”
But from a distance you can’t tell.
In church, slaves and sons sit side by side. And, from a distance,
you can’t tell which is which. But actually there is a profound
difference in their relationship to the Father – and this difference is
Yes, it is.