1 John 3: 1-3
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.
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.
YOU ARE A BELOVED CHILD OF GOD! This message has been on my heart for the past several weeks. In today’s world there are many who still don’t know the truth of God’s love for them. They think: “I am flawed, I am unlovable, I’m a failure or I am weak.” Maybe you have even felt that way at times. I know I have.
But the scriptures speak truth about who we are in Christ. WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD it says in 1 John 3! Also in John 3:16 it tells us God sent His own Son because He loved us. Praise God!
I saw this truth spoken at Chrysalis and Emmaus many times and it is amazing when the people finally understand that they are loved. This Sunday we will be singing a new song that I heard on the radio called “You Say.” It speaks of God’s true love for us.
The chorus says;
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me.
This week may you truly believe that you are loved!
Hope to see you very soon!