Living in a Field of Hats

some ramblings and reflections on working with students in Herts and Beds.

Lavishing January 10, 2011

Filed under: Christian Life — Sarah @ 9:45 pm
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How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called Children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

This the beginning of the passage which we looked at as a team today and the verse which a friend sent me in a card today too . . . and it’s so encouraging! Not only are there two exclamation points (which as MJ pointed out isn’t very common in the Bible) but we are ‘Children of God’ because of the love that has been lavished on us . . . not just given us a little but overflowing all encompassing love that never changes. Amazing! And I love that John follows the statement with “And that is what we are!” because it does seem so shocking that we, sinful selfish human beings, can call ourselves the children of God – but not because of what we’ve done, but because His love and sacrifice which he chose to lavish on us!