1 See what great 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. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 1John 3:1&2
What an incredible passage! God’s love lavished – poured out, unstinting, extravagantly given. The Christian is a “Child of God”. This is not a title – but an eternal relationship. Moreover, when Jesus returns we will reflect him. We will reflect his holiness, perfection – but already, we have what he has – a relationship with the Father.
We are on a journey to holiness. However, we are not alone. The Father is accompanying us and empowering us with His spirit. His aim, to make his adopted children reflect “his only begotten son”.
What a ride! What an amazing encouragement! Also, what a challenge, to grow and mature and take the opportunities to grow in obedience and faithfulness and become how God already sees his children – perfect, as He looks at us through his Christ coloured glasses.