May 3, 2009: 4th Sunday of Easter
See what love God has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. …Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.
What we do know is this: when Jesus appears, we will be like him, for we shall see him as he truly is. (1 John 3:1-2)
We are God’s children! You are a child of God! We are brothers and sisters of Jesus. Imagine what that means! For starters think about being a child of your parents. You know that your
parents love you so much that they would do anything for you. As wonderful as your parents’ care and love are, God’s love is even greater! To live up to your parents’ great love is one
thing. To live as a child of God is powerful indeed! Jesus has shown us through his life how to live as children of God. Some day we will live with God forever. But that life must begin now
in the way we live and reflect the values of Jesus, our brother and savior. We can strengthen our relationship with God as we grow older and wiser.
Think about one thing you need to do or a change you need to make in order to reflect God’s life within you. Do it! Strive daily to be the child of God you were created to be!