by Pastor Glenn Crouch
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‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us’ (1 John 3:1).
Do you realise that as a Christian, you are a daughter of the creator of the universe; a son of the God of Israel; a sister/brother of Jesus? That’s right, our Lord and our Saviour – who lived, died, rose and ascended is now our big brother. What great love the Father has shown to us! John (as does Paul) wants us to know that our Father has adopted us. And notice that John also wants us to know that we have this now! It is not that when we die, or when Christ returns, but right now – you are a child of God!
But the blessings continue. While you are a child of God now, when Christ returns, you will then be like him. Think of those wonderful accounts of our resurrected Lord as a tiny glimpse of what is to come. When Christ returns, we will also receive our glorified bodies – we will be like him. But wait, there’s more! We will also see Jesus as he is. Our eyes will truly be opened, and we will be able to see his glory.
Like you, I am getting older. I have to think before getting out of a chair. Sometimes when I drop something, I wonder whether I really need it anymore. What comfort to know that because of my Lord Jesus, I will one day be like him. A glorified body awaits – one that will not fail me; one that will not be subject to decay and death. But not just me, you also! All because of what Jesus has done for us.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us!
Gracious Father, thank you! Thank you for showing such love to me. Help me to follow and obey your dear Son, not in my strength but through your Holy Spirit. Help me to remember how much you love me. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.