Children of God
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
1 John 3:2
Because we are His children, God has a glorious future in store for us. As His Word tells us, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Jesus prayed that we would share His kingdom with Him. "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me" (John 17:24).
When we leave this body and begin our life with God, He will reveal to us the depths, the riches, the fullness of His love?a love so great it will take all of eternity to comprehend. And even then, I don't believe we will be able to fully fathom the totality of His love.
We will dwell in the glorious light of His presence and live forever in His kingdom, discovering day-by-day, year-by-year, aeon-by-aeon, the richness of His love and grace and mercy towards us.
"Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1). How blessed we are to be His!
Father, we look forward to that eternal kingdom when You will reveal to us the exceeding richness of Your grace and love and mercy through Jesus Christ.
In His name we pray, amen.
Excerpt from Wisdom for Today by Chuck Smith
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