Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him. This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands. 1 John 5:1-2 HCSB
I have been fortunate to welcome three new grandchildren into my family this year. In January my daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful girl, Evangeline. In February my youngest daughter gave birth to a little girl with strawberry blond hair, Avery. In June my oldest daughter gave birth to a big boy, Luke, who was over 9 pounds and almost 22 inches long. Each of these children are naturally a part of the Moore family line. They are part of our family and we naturally love them and would do anything for them.
In these verses John reminds us that when we believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God that we become children of God and all who claim Jesus is the Messiah are also part of God’s family. We show our love for God by loving His children and obeying His commands. It is hard to imagine that God loves us more than we love our own children and grandchildren.
Challenge: Thank God that you are one of His children and that He loves you with a love that will never end or change. Ask God to help you to love your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray that He will guide you in all that you do and that you will obey His commands.