Thankful: To Be Part of God’s Family

23 Nov

We must be born again! (My newest granddaughter--Georgia)

When we ask people here in Ecuador if they are part of God’s family, they invariably answer yes.  When asked, they explain that all people are part of God’s family. 

They’re correct in that God did create us:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  Psalm 139:13

They’re correct in that God does love us:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

But we do not become part of His family until we are born again.  What a powerful metaphor!

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. John 3:3 Amplified

EVERYONE WHO believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a bornagain child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring).  1 John 5:1 (Amplified)

Reborn into the family of God: “by grace are ye saved through faith.” (Ephesians 2:8)  I don’t think there is a day when I’m not thankful to be a daughter—more than that–a beloved daughter of my heavenly Father.  He cares for me, He wants to spend time with me, He teaches me, He loves me.  All. The. Time.

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