CHILDREN OF GOD
I was an older parent. What I mean is in the sixties it was the norm to get married right out of school and start a family right away. While I did get married early, for various reasons, we waited to have children. Our friends had school age children when our first was born. When Sam came into my world, he touched a place in my heart where no one had ever been. I loved him with every fiber of my being. My love for him was not like the love I’d felt for anyone else ever! We quickly had a second child. I found that I could love TWO with just as much intensity. Then there was number three, and more love poured out of my heart! At four, I decided if I didn’t stop there, my heart would surely burst! I wanted my children around me all the time. I loved every phase of their lives. I still love them, love to be around them, and love their children double!
This is how I can understand God’s love for me! God loves me as I love my children. God’s love is unconditional, ever-growing, and eternal. Can you comprehend that you are a CHILD OF GOD? God says that! The Bible assures us that we are children of God. What an intimate relationship, what a powerful love God offers us! God’s love for His children is stronger than any love we can know, even stronger than a parent’s love for his child. God’s love is PURE LOVE. “How great a love is this that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are; and if children, then heirs, heirs to the Kingdom!”
On earth it seems that evil has the upper hand. Children of God have a target on their backs. Satan tries to put doubt in our minds. He tells lies to convince us that the Bible is not truth, that God didn’t say we were His children or that if we were God’s children, bad things wouldn’t happen to us. STAND ON THE PROMISES! In July, start your days with God our Father. Read the spiritual references about being God’s child. Meditate on these truths. YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD YOUR FATHER. YOU ARE HIS CHILD.
Bobbie Denny, spiritual lay leader