Thursday, August 10, 2006

You are your Father's son

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:…

This passage from I John washed over me the other day in prayer. The very concept filled me with wonder—being a "son of God."

It was a genderless concept to me. I felt all the richness associated with being a father's beloved son.

A son represents the father. A son embodies all that the father has to give. A son inherits from the father all the father's wealth and status. A father is proud of the son, sees in the son the fulfillment of all the promise and plans. A father exists to make the world better for the son. The son, from the day of its birth, is the anointed successor to the father.

I am my Father's son. So are all the people I was praying for that day. It was a glorious, expansive feeling. I was in awe of the honor of being a son, and also of the established success and support flowing from the Father.

Today I move through the world as the son of the divine Father, with all the strength and promise that includes.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

--I John

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At 8/10/2006 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous rev. Veronika said...

Dear Laura,
This wonderful article really answers your own question from the one before, doesn't it? Just b e your Father's Son in all your doings and He will make your way perfect.
Love, Veronika


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