Friday, April 3, 2020
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.”
If you’re reading this message it means God has again added another day to your life. Many may take this for granted and don’t give much thought about God’s role in it. During these times it is so important to value every opportunity we get to live another day. There is no greater reminder of God’s love and existence than Him being the giver of life.
God unselfishly lavish us with His love whether we think we deserve it or not. 1 John 3:1 encourage us with these words: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (NIV)
The word lavish presents a picture of extravagant abundance. It is almost too much, too generous and luxurious. Being lavish borders on being wasteful. But the Father has lavished his love on us.
God’s love is even more than what a wonderful mother showers on her infant. God’s love and care are supplied all the time. God’s love is a constant bombardment of affection and care. We may be as oblivious as an infant to the presence of his love, but God still continues to pour his love into our lives.
God’s love flows into us deeply and redefines who we are at the very core of our soul. When we open our hearts to God’s love, we are transformed by it. We are remade, regenerated into children of God.
It is God who makes us his children, not us. It is He that gives us another day to live and it’s not something we can earn. Today when you think about life, remember that it’s God who graciously gives it to us because of His love.
Father, we honour you for the great love you lavish on us. Thank you for the love and grace we get to enjoy and may we become an extension by becoming your hands and feet extending the same to others. Amen.