1, 2, &3 John – God and Love
What a joy it is to be known as someone’s mom, daughter, sister, aunt or even best friend. Isn’t it a great feeling when someone you admire introduces you to others as one of their “own” with a smile on their face and light in their eyes? It makes you feel loved, accepted and of value and importance to them. Guess what? God does the same and better! He calls us His own children, willing to die for us, so that we could be together forever. Who are you? I am a child of the King! I am a child of God, Himself, thank you very much!
1 John 3, The Message
What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.
2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You are, indeed, our Father who calls us by name. Thank you for accepting us with unconditional love, mercy and grace. Today, help us to be and then do all that please You. Help us to think more like You so we will behave instinctively more like You. Our hereditary is clear. It is sealed. Thank you, Lord.
In Jesus Name, Amen