1 John 3 (niv)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him
"I wish you were children" a lady said addressing a large gathering of mainly adults, at a church dedication of a new pastor and his wife.
The bible says categorically that we are called Children of God and that He is our Father! What a relationship this is! What a comfort this is!
What a wonderful scripture but it was the word lavished that really drew my attention.
You see the bible says that "See what great love the Father has lavished on us".
Lavished is a very rich word, with depth of feeling, emotion, love, abundance, care and nurturing.
This is the love of God towards his children
"And that is what we are!"
Do you see yourself as a child of God or just one of a million trailing on the outside?
Believe what God says in His Word!
It is an honour a privilege and God wants to call you His children.
God wants to care for us and show us his bountiful and ample love.
"I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake" 1 John 1 v 12.
Here God is saying we are little children. Why?
Because He knows our frailities and knows that we need Jesus. It is only through Jesus that our sins can be forgiven.
Do you know for sure in your heart that your sins have been forgiven you?
Jesus is our blessed assurance, only He can give us the security and assurance of our relationship before God. There is no other way.
But once you give your life over to Jesus oh what love he lavishes upon us and calls us His children. Precious and protected through the storms of life.
Jesus says He will never leave us nor forsake us, not ever. His word to us is true!
Let God lavish you with his love and abundant life both in this life and eternally.
If anyone else presents you with another way to God don't believe it.
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly". John 10 v 10
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