Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
There’s a lot going on here. Peter makes a distinction between Jesus and the Father. The latter is Jesus’ God and Father. This one phrase tells us that Jesus is owing to the Father as a dutiful Son. As God, He is necessarily worshipped by Jesus.
But there is also the love between them! The Father often calls Jesus His only begotten Son. We feel the depth of that love and pain of sacrifice from the Genesis account of Abraham dutifully ready to sacrifice his only begotten son in obedience. There’s a depth of commitment and emotion from the Father that is impossible for mere humans to grasp. We can only start to see it through Abraham.
But Jesus is no longer the Father’s only begotten! Through the adoption of faith made possible by Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are also His begotten! In fact, we have been begotten again.
At Creation, God knelt in the dirt and fashioned Adam – and therefore us – from that dirt. He crafted every detail patiently, lovingly. We were begotten of Him then and we are again as adopted siblings of our Savior, Jesus!