This Sunday I will reflect on our identity that comes through our faith. The writer John tells us, "See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are." 1 John 3:1 Yes, we have the privilege of being in God's family. Think of what it all means to be a child in our world today and be so dependent on your parents for your needs. Translate that into your relationship with God and how God provides for you.
We would read further in our lesson that a future is planned for us as God's children. We read, "Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is." 1 John 3:2 Again, we have the privilege of being transformed into the likeness of Christ.
For this Sunday, I would invite you to reflect on these verses from 1 John and think of what it means to be a child of God. May God's blessing be upon your contemplation of Scripture and your worship this Sunday!