Thursday, February 9, 2023

See What Kind of Love

See what kind of love the Father has given to us,
that we should be called children of God; and so we are. ~ 1 John 3:1b

I was studying 1 John and when I read this verse I thought, “You know, God could have called us anything - his Creation, his Invention, his biology experiment...but no, he chose to call us his children.” And it reminded me of something my mom said when I told her I had MS. She said she would take it for me if she could. I thought, “WHY??? Why would you want this??” But then I thought, Well, if one of my kids was diagnosed with something serious, I would say the same thing. I would wish that I could take it for them so they wouldn’t have to suffer. 

Because that's the heart of a good parent! So it makes perfect sense that not only does God call us his children, but when he saw that we’d been diagnosed with the worst condition of all - SIN - which leads to eternal death - HE WANTED TO TAKE IT SO WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO!! That’s what Jesus did when he died on the cross, he took our death sentence so we wouldn’t have to face an eternity apart from our Creator…Our Father. What a GOOD FATHER we have. Our earthly fathers - even those who have awesome ones - they can never measure up to the love of our Father in heaven. It never fails, never gives up, would go to any length and suffer anything for us. He’s so worthy of our love, our lives - our everything!

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