Monday, January 30, 2017

Children of God

Blessed are those who are called children of God! 

In Mark 9:36 and 10:16, Jesus is surrounded by children. He blesses them and uses them as an example of how to enter the kingdom of heaven, but what I find most amazing is that both times, it is recorded that he took them in his arms.

I love it when I can wrap my arms around a little kid and hug them tight. I especially love it when my dad puts his arms around me and squeezes. 

This is what God does to us, and He never lets go. 

Isaiah 40:11 says, "He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young."

"He will carry them in his bosom" also translates "He will carry them close to His heart."

Praise God! Since we are called children of God, we are the ones He wraps in his arms... close to his heart. 

We never have to fear if he is with us. He is always near holding us close.

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