he gave the right to become children of God…. (John 1:12).
Dear friend, truly, your citizenship is in Heaven. Because of Jesus and His willingness to make a way for you, we have been adopted into God’s family.
Think about that, sit on that thought with me for a moment. The God of glorious grace invites you in not just to be acquitted of all your wrongs, but to become part of a family; His family. You, dear friend, have received all the riches of His grace. You are His son or daughter and He delights in you. Yes, He delights in you and loves you even though you falter. Truly, His love for you will never run out. No matter where life takes you, He waits to welcome you always, with loving arms into His grace.
Just as I look at my daughter and am overcome by a great and deep love for her I am blown away by the reality that the Father has an even deeper love for me and for her. Truly, in this, we can rejoice. For this is who we are, His beloved children. We are not the culmination of our mistakes or the hurtful words spoken to us. We are indeed His children, made in His image and held perfectly in His love.
Now, beloved of God, let your Father dance over you today as you allow Him to hold you perfectly in His love, knowing that you are His child.
Father, sometimes I am overwhelmed by just how much you love your children. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for the grace that is mine in Christ. Glorify your name through me today, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.