Hosea 1:10; Luke 18:16; John 1:12; Romans 8:23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5; 2:18; 5:1; 1 John 3:1
and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.
Jesus told a parable about a father who had two sons. His younger son grew tired of working for his father and asked for his inheritance early. Once he had received it, he left home, lived recklessly, and wasted all his money. Eventually, he went back home, thinking that he would ask his father to take him back as a servant. His father did not take him back as a servant, but rather welcomed him back as a beloved son. God is a faithful Father who invites us into His family.
Thankfully, God does not just leave us in the broken world, but is repairing the brokenness through His Son. From the very beginning of time, God promised He would fix creation, and He kept His promise by sending Jesus to rescue us from our sin. Jesus came to live on the earth and willingly died on the cross so that sin’s power over creation would be broken forever.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: