|We live in a world in which titles are important and they carry weight; perhaps more than they truly deserve. They serve to define us, at least in part. And, they tend to stick with us, even when they may no longer be accurate. They are a “shorthand” of perceived value.
Like-it-or-not, even though most titles are positive there are some that are not. We may be known as a father or mother, sister or brother, or friend; however, we may also carry the title of dummy, or stupid, or ugly. All of these titles, positive or negative, however, are the work of men.
When we look beyond the titles that men can bestow there is one title that soars far above any of them. This title is bestowed by God for He knows us as Children of God. It is simple, direct, and is the measure of how He perceives us.
We know the meaning and intent of the titles of men, but what does it mean to be Children of God? On the surface, it means that we are His beloved creation but is there more to it?
The short answer is yes!
As a Child of God, you are loved when you are at your best but especially, when you are not. He knows that you will have “bad hair” days and as such are often in need of comfort and forgiveness – both of which He is willing and eager to provide because He loves you.
It also means that the world will not be kind to you because as His child it will not know you because it does not know Him. As His child, He will provide the strength to weather the storms that the world will send your way.
Finally, as His child, you will know true peace that comes from knowing that you are loved, cherished, valued, simply because you are His and that you will be with Him for eternity if you so choose.