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Day 5 – Human: We shall be like Him

Friday, August 16th, 2013

1 John 3:1-2 (NIV)

See what great 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. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Reflection:

Unlike worldly teachings, which are all about becoming more independent and self-sufficient, God’s Word teaches us that the goal and trajectory of humanity is to become more like Christ!  This is our fullest experience of being human beings-to be more like Christ.  As this passage so powerfully shows us, our humanity on earth begins with the Father’s love being lavished on us, and being called the children of God.  This fuller human experience is daily sustained by the Spirit’s power, and will find its completion in Jesus Christ-when we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Responding to the Word:

Let’s reflect on that day, when Christ appears.  What will he be like?  Full of grace and truth, He will be more than we could ever ask or imagine.  We will reach the fullness of our humanity and finally be like him, because we shall see him as he is.  Maranatha!  Let’s thank the Lord for the great love He has lavished on us, the way He is transforming us to be more like Christ, and let’s pray that there will be greater expression of that love through us…until we are with Jesus or He returns for us.

Day 4 – Human: To enter the sanctuary of God

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Day 3 – Human: To live in humble dependence

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Day 2 – Human: To be made whole and holy by his love

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Day 1 – Human: To be in Fellowship with God

Monday, August 12th, 2013