1 John 3:1 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.
Lavished – means to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities. Or another term “Heap up on”. The Father has heaped his love on us. It’s hard to fathom. It’s hard to believe that there is such a love when our earthly experiences tell us otherwise, that, such a love is impossible. There are famines and limited resources, the haves and the have nots, the beautiful and the not so beautiful. My logic and senses compete against God’s Word. But the Lord says this is the truth: I have lavished my love on you. Do you doubt such truth? Would God do such a thing for you and me? If so let’s take off the glasses of the world and see through our eyes of faith and block out the voice of the enemy who accuses us. I’m glad you came to church today to praise the Lord Jesus together and discover the truth of the Father “that we should be called Children of God”.