So much HOPE in these verses. We will be made like him!!!
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. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
1 John 3:1-3 NIV
All of life has gotta be viewed through the truth that God proved his lavish love four times over:
- he left HEAVEN to come here,
- he DIED for us,
- he sent his Spirit to live in our hearts individually so we could have PERSONAL relationship, and
- he is planning a perfect eternity that we can spend with him! That’s how much he wants to spend time with us!
When I’m feeling distant or mad at him, I always try and remember that he’s already proved his love beyond doubt, no matter what’s going on in my life.