Tuesday, October 28, 2008
How are we seen?
1 John 3
1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. 3And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Good morning all, I pray that your weekend went well and that you are healthy and blessed.
This week we send our prayers out to many families and persons who are sick and dealing with or illness. We just ask God to be a doctor in the sick room as well as a comforter at the grave site.
The scripture above is our focus for the day which has been taken from 1st John 3:1-3. This scripture is simply about being honest about our relationship to God through Jesus. We have received a gift that we did not deserve because of Christ. Now all we must do is live into it, which means that we must do our best to live as Christ lived. We must live like loving, compassionate, self-sacrifice and selfless people who love God.
Is this how other people see us? I wonder if we asked one-hundred people how they see us what would they say? How does God see us? Do we think that God is pleased with us or disappointed at the potential for love and compassion that we waste daily?
For today just think about how you are seen?