Jesus comes to proclaim that we are God’s beloved children, that what the government says we are doesn’t matter, that what the powers and principalities want us to believe doesn’t matter, that our brokenness doesn’t matter. We are God’s beloved children, and this is what matters. We are commended to live as if we know how deeply we are loved. Anxiety and worry are not our inheritance.
—Jane Herring, One Day I Wrote Back: Interacting with Scripture Through Creative Writing (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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See 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.
—1 John 3:1 (NRSV)
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Creator God, I am listening. I am listening.
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