Matt.3:17 – Son of God – 1 John 3:1 – God’s Love children of God
Matthew 3: 17 – And a voice from heaven said, “This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. “
1 John 3:1 how great is the love the father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!
Every time I read in the Bible where God is pronouncing the love he has for his son, it always makes my heart swell with happiness. I have a vision of the son hearing those words of love from his father, and what God must have felt making that statement, of his love to his son. For me this symbolizes what love is about.
1 John 3:1 Symbolizes God’s love to us. How great is the 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. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what will we be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
I know in my life, I have let work, anxiety, fear, and health get in the way of letting the ones I care about, know that they are loved. Just think of what a person misses when the people around him, (if they are around him) don’t know the strength of his love. The question is, how do you change things? I have this prayer for those that are in the same boat I am, I pray dear Lord, please guide me and give me opportunities to show my children, my friends and my family that I love them and the depth of that love. Please give me strength, wisdom and understanding. I pray this in your son Jesus Christ’s Holy name.
Remember when facing Cancer or Health issues all of us do not know how much time we will have to show your love.
With much Love