Believe: Identity In Christ
“I believe I am significant because of my position as a child of God.”
To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
The words “It’s a Boy!” at the birth of our second child brought Rozanne and me tremendous joy. We already had a girl; now we had a boy. Life was perfect— until we noticed that our baby boy was missing his left hand and forearm. Immediately questions flashed through our minds. Sports? how would the kindergarteners treat him? where would his wedding ring go? Never mind marriage; what girl would love him with so many men out there with two hands? The most alarming question: Would we love him? Nurses swaddled our little David and laid him in our arms. And in that moment our greatest fear evaporated. We loved him; there was nothing he had to do to earn our love. He was our son.
Our actions make us feel that God could never love us. The truth is, he loves us not because of what we’ve done, but because of what he has done. He loves us because of who we are— his children.
Today David is a successful attorney and has a beautiful wife who loves him dearly. He played sports better than most kids with two hands! While that brings us a great joy, it isn’t why we love him. We love him because he’s our son.
God feels the same about you!
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