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1 John 3:2-3

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

 

Jesus was the “Only” Begotten Son of God but we can be sons of God and we can be like our Heavenly Father. As Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:9, He is “our” Father. ” After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” How did the LORD accomplish this great thing? He did it by bestowing His love upon us. His love was made manifest and bestowed upon us through the sacrificial death of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus, on Calvary’s cross. No greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for his friends.

 

In the midst of life’s pleasure and pain and in the midst of the trials and circumstances that surely come, all I have to do is choose to put my eyes on the Father’s love for me and right in the middle of life’s chaos, there is the path that leads into the sons of God. “…and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” The choice is mine. I can look at the chaos or I can look upon the LORD.

 

As Jesus hung in the middle of chaos, dying a death of crucifixion for someone else, he choose to look upon the LORD. Luke 23:46, “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”

 

How can we possibly reject such incomprehensible and unconditional love?

 

Philippians 2:15, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”

 

In the midst of today’s chaos choose to place your eyes upon Jesus.

 

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