Daniel 9:1-11:1; 1 John 2:18-3:6; Psalm 121:1-8; Proverbs 28:27-28
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on 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.
Dear friends, now we are children of God,
and what we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know when he appears we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself,
just as he is pure.”
1 John 3:1-3
O God, to be called your child is to be called an heir of heaven and earth. You stopped at nothing to make us your own. One day we will see you face to face and will not shudder or fear. Because we believe in your saving grace through Christ your Son, we have confidence in the purity that now clothes us. We thank and praise you, our Father! Thank you for your lavish love! In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.