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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Children of God

1 John 3: 1-2a

“See what love the Father has given 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 Beloved, we are God’s children now;”

Christians, through their faith, belong to God and to the Kingdom of God.  We are not only called children of God, we are children of God.  It is up to us to embrace this identity in a world that shuts its eyes to God and His kingdom.  Our identity is centered around love and mercy and forgiveness.

The world does not understand love in the face of hate; mercy instead of retribution; forgiveness instead of revenge.  And so the world rejects the Kingdom of God and its children.

But in this rejection, we are drawn closer to Christ.  

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier

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