“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!…” 1 John 3:1
Can you fathom that the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God almighty, Creator of the universe loves us so much He wants to be our Father and for us to be His children? Do you realize that because of His holiness and righteousness and sovereignty and perfection and because of our sins and ungodliness and unrighteousness that every one of us humans is bound for forever apart from God in eternal torment in hell and the lake of fire because we as sinners can’t be in His full forever splendorous glorious face-to-face presence? Can you comprehend that He so desperately and passionately wants us to be in His forever family in His forever Kingdom to experience and enjoy His glory as both His children and His servants that He has paved a way through Jesus’ death and resurrection for us to become His adopted children whereby we can bask in His love forevermore? He wants to be our Father more than we can possibly imagine. So much so He, God, came to earth in the form of a man, Jesus, to die in our place to purchase us with His own shed blood as the price for our adoption. Maybe you’ve heard of the wonderful adoption stories of married couples who spend years and travel across the world and spend incredible amounts of money to adopt children into their families. Despite how precious and beautiful this is, it can’t even compare with the length to which the Lord has gone to become our forever Father – the length of going to the cross for us. We who follow Jesus are HIS CHILDREN. He is OUR FATHER. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! May we who follow Jesus be forever thankful for our forever FATHER!