Known by our Father
John 1:12 – Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
I joined my local gym a few weeks ago, and have since been attending a couple of spin classes each week. The thing about my home town is that not that many people know me. I went to a school which is roughly a 30 minute drive away from my town, meaning that most people I grew up with lived there and not here.
But last week, as I walked into my spin class, a man looked as if he recognised me. I averted my eyes, pretending not to notice him looking at me. After about 5 minutes of avoiding him, he approached me with a smile and said, you’re Hamish’s daughter!
In a town filled with people who don’t know me, this man knew who I was because of my father.
Do you know that you’re a child of God? Because of your Father in Heaven, you have worth, purpose and value. Because of your Father in Heaven, you’re known.
No one can take that title away from you. When God breathed your name into existence, you became His child. He placed that value on your life when you decided to have you here on earth.
So live with confidence that you’re here for a divine, Heavenly reason. You’re not just anyone – you are a child of God.