Let these words of 1 John 3:1 sink in for a minute. 3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Really, don’t read on. Take two minutes to think about the truth of what you’ve just read. I’ll wait……………..
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior then you have been given the right and privilege to be adopted into the family of God and are truly a child of God. You have the privilege to call God, “Daddy”! You are not born a child of God but rather a creation of God. You become a child only through Jesus Christ. John 1:12-13 says, 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Now, think about “what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us”.
You and I are born sinners. You and I are selfish and rotten to the core…and yet Jesus died for us anyway. Jesus offers salvation and forgiveness to us anyway. Why? Because of love; a love that is deeper and wider then you and I can fully understand. God doesn’t love us because He needs to…He loves us because He wants to. We can provide nothing to Him that He needs, yet something important that He desires. When we receive the love of God we are changed.
Would you take some time this morning to simply reflect upon the love you’ve received? And if you’ve not received that love yet, would you consider receiving Jesus Christ this morning? Message me if you have questions.