Have you ever wanted to be a kid again? One of the Pastors at our church calls the congregation God’s kids. And so we are…His kids. We are the children of God.
Are you curious about this statement from scripture? I was. When I went digging for meaning, I found some strong words. Child of God is our entitled position. We have the authority and privilege to call ourselves children of God. All because we put our trust in Jesus.
The Message Bible says that becoming a child of God makes us our true selves. A child of God is who we were created to be before Eve ate from the wrong tree. We were always meant to be God’s kids.
There is a stipulation to this: believe in Jesus. The Message Bible says “But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, He made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves.” Believing in Jesus entitles us to the position and authority to be children of God. Welcome to eternal childhood!