Time for Grace-February 17, 2024

Time for Grace-February 17, 2024

1 John 3:1

See the kind of love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are! The world does not know us, because it did not know him.

Dear Heavenly Father,

These words are incredible that You would adopt us as being Your children, restoring us to Your good favor. Especially as we see ourselves because nothing in us makes us worthy of being with You. We are continually bombarded with our pride and temptations that attempt to pull us away from You. We can be very loveless towards you and others in everything we think, say, and do. Despite all this, the fact that You would go to such great lengths to restore us to You demonstrates the enormity of Your love for us.

Because of our sins, we should be thrown into hell, but because of Jesus’ suffering and death, all our sins—that should keep us from You—are removed. We know this by the faith You have instilled in us through Your Holy Spirit as we hear Your words of truth. Thank You for restoring us by Your grace and mercy; we confidently know we are restored to You.

As John wrote, the world does not know this; they don’t believe it because they do not know or trust in Your Son as their Savior or You. Let our reaction to Your love for us be to share the good news about Your salvational plan with those who do not know You. May they be adopted into Your family by faith. Please send Your word out into the world so many more will trust Jesus as their Savior. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Being adopted into a family is because of the parent’s love for the adoptee. So also, with God’s love for us, we brought nothing to the table; he loved us despite all our flaws and gave his one and only Son to pay your adoption price—Jesus paid with his blood spilled on the cross.