Who Do You Think You Are?

You are a child of God.
Created by Him to fulfill a purpose in His plan of love.
You are a child of God.
Created to be unique and yet to reflect Him in a certain way.
Only He can bring out the beauty of what He has made.
Only He can give meaning to what He intends.
Only He can make sense of His special plan for you.
Who do you think you are?
A unique individual.
Born to be someone in your Maker's heart,
born to do something, only He knows you can!
Who do you think you are?
You are a child of God,
And He loves you line no one else does.

Clotilde M.

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8: 38, 39.


Determining the Will of God

The Comfort of Faith

"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"

By E.J. Johnson

No peace the world can ever bestow

Like that which Jesus gives
To those who, walking with him, "know"
That their "Redeemer lives."
Almighty Friend, tho' throned above,
His presence still is near,

And his assurance of love
Comfort and soothe and cheer.

Earth's storms may rage, and widly high
The billows round us toll,
But all is peace with Jesus nigh
The tempest to control.

Some mighty sorrow threatens oft
To crush and overwhelm---
O then to hear his whisper soft,
"Peace---I am at the helm."

When toils and cares press heavily
Upon the burdened breast,
How sweet the words, "Come unto me,
And I will give you rest."

To him we take our every care,
With him our burdens leave;
His pity and his help we share,
And strength divine receive.

In all the pains and woes of life,
If we but hear his voice
Above the din of mortal strife,
We may in him rejoice.

Joy in the Lord, rest in his love,
and know the peace he gives.
We have a friend enthroned above---
Our great "Redeemer lives."

Determining the Will of God

God Loves You!

"If you call God your Father you acknowledge yourselves His children to be guided by His wisdom and to be obedient in all things, knowing that His love is changeless. You will accept His plan for your life. As children of God, you will hold His honor, His character, His family, His work, as the objects of your highest interest. It will be your joy to recognize and honor your relation to your Father and to every member of His family. You will rejoice to do any act, however humble, that will tend to His glory or to the well-being of your kindred." Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, page 105.

"One who knows, has said, "The Father himself loveth you." One who has had an experimental knowledge of the length, and breadth, and height, and depth of that love, has declared unto us this amazing fact. This love is ours through faith in the Son of God, therefore a connection with Christ means everything to us. We are to be one with Him as He is one with the Father, and then we are beloved by the infinite God as members of the body of Christ, as branches of the living Vine. We are to be attached to the parent stock, and to receive nourishment from the Vine.

"Christ is our glorified Head, and the divine love flowing from the heart of God, rests in Christ, and is communicated to those who have been united to Him. This divine love entering the soul inspires it with gratitude, frees it from its spiritual feebleness, from pride, vanity, and selfishness, and from all that would deform the Christian character.

"Look, O look to Jesus and live! You cannot but be charmed with the matchless attractions of the Son of God. Christ was God manifest in the flesh, the mystery hidden for ages, and in our acceptance or rejection of the Saviour of the world are involved eternal interests. . . .

"When we seek for appropriate language in which to describe the love of God, we find words too tame, too weak, too far beneath the theme, and we lay down our pen and say, "No, it cannot be described." We can only do as did the beloved disciple, and say, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." In attempting any description of this love, we feel hat we are as infants lisping their first words. Silently we may adore; for silence in this matter is the only eloquence. This love is past all language to describe. It is the mystery of God in the flesh, God in Christ, and divinity in humanity. Christ bowed down in unparalleled humility, that in His exaltation to the throne of God, He might also exalt those who believe in Him, to a seat with Him upon His throne. All who look upon Jesus in faith that the wounds and bruises that sin has made will be healed in Him, shall be made whole."
Fundamentals of Christian Education, pages 178-180.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17.

"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him." 1 John 2:4-5.

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." 1 John 3:1.

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:7-8.

"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:10.

Down From His Glory