I John 3:1 (NIV) – How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
Few loves compare with that of a father towards a son. As John marvels in his writing; God’s love towards us is so great because we have been given the opportunity to be called the children of God. What makes this opportunity so incredibly fantastic is the cost of which this hope came into existence.
Our Father’s love towards His Son Jesus had no equal until He decided to create humanity. In our minds, comprehending the love of God is like trying to define how far the east is from the west. If we tried to compare God’s love with something found in creation, we might find that even the most beautiful painting of creation might pale in comparison with the portrait of God’s overwhelming love. To think that God has given us this chance to be called His children; all because He sacrificed the love of His Son for our salvation, is incredible indeed.
Perhaps you’ve never taken the opportunity to become a child of God. The Bible tells us that anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. (Acts 2:21). Today, you can be a child of God if you call upon the name of the Lord and ask forgiveness for your sins. He is faithful and can be counted on to forgive us of our sins and will cleanse us from every wrong. Don’t lose another moment, become a child of God today.
Context of scripture verse – I John 3:1-3
- Read the context of the scripture.
- What areas in your life is God at work in?
- Pray for God’s purity in your life.
Note to Self: (reflections, challenges, reminders)