1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on 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.
The theme of love plays a pivotal role in the Johannine letters including the gospel. John acknowledges that the greatest gift of love we ever received from God was when were made His sons through the blood of Christ. Remember that God created us in his image but sin stole God’s image from us. Through sin we were alienated from God our father and became aliens to Him. However, through love God sent His son to redeem us and restore the lost image. You know that children of kings and queens earn prestigious titles and status in the society and John is asking the question; what will be our status when our Father the King of Kings returns. Remember that we are still in the Ascension season and when Christ left his disciples outside Jerusalem he promised them that he will return. Brothers and sisters, we are still in the waiting period for his second coming and the question is; how are supposed to wait for him? The answer is; we have to wait according to the way sons and daughters relate with their beloved parents
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
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