“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13
The fourth gospel is written to reveal to mankind that Jesus was of divine origin, not a mere mortal as some suppose. When a person receives the forgiveness He freely offers, we are changed. We are no longer of this world although we live in it. We are now officially children of the Most High God.
According to scripture (Psalm 139:14) we have been fearfully and wonderfully made by God’s own hand. How anyone can look at the fine intricacy that exists in a newborn’s body and not believe in a divine creator is totally beyond me? To say this just happened by chance or by the will of man is simply a lack of understanding regarding all that is involved in the forming of a fetus within the womb of a woman. God created us in His own image and desires for us to surrender our will over to Him. He is not a cruel task master such as we see in the world, but rather a kind, gracious, merciful and loving Heavenly Father who only desires what is best for us. If we allow Him to He will direct us to each and every blessing He has stored up for us.
Surrendering seems to fly in the face of folks who see it as a weakness; however, that would suppose that man has all the answers and is capable of living autonomously without anyone’s assistance. That’s impossible, for, as I have said in the past, once man’s finite resources dry up he has nowhere to go but to God.
If you are a true, dedicated believer, you are a child of God. Emulate Him in all you think, say and do so as to draw others into this divine family. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!