Tuesday, March 2, 2021
By Nancy Hallfin
Passage: John 1:11-13
“He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive him. Yet, to all that received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become the children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision, or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
I will become what I believe. I believe I am a child of God and that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in His life, His death and resurrection. I believe that I will join them in heaven for all eternity. This is the essence of the Apostle’s Creed. This is the creed of an apostle. Many of us learned this creed by heart when only children and we have repeated it probably a hundred times or more. Have we really thought about that in professing these statements that we have become an apostle, a true child of God? We acknowledge that we are cherished and loved by God. What are we as apostles to do? In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus gave us our commission. We are to be Jesus’ eyes, ears, hands, and feet in this world. We are to continue the acts of kindness He began and to share our belief as children of God. Through bringing peace and the love of Christ to those we touch; we carry out His work. Is it easy? We struggle with our belief when times are hard. We forget we are to be Christ like when angered, frustrated, and hurt, but God is there to support us and carry us through because we first believed. I will work to become what I believe.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I believe in Jesus, in his teachings, his healings and his saving grace through his sacrifice for me. I am striving to become the believer who brings peace and joy into the world though many times I struggle with unbelief. Please help me be the child of God you desire for me to be. Amen