“Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours” (Luke 15:31).
Who you are? You are the children of God. He is a Heavenly Father who loves you. The relationship between you and the Heavenly Father should never be affected. The greatest love a man gets in the world is from his mother and the next best is what he gets from his father. Father and mother are the man’s greatest gifts received from God.
A man does not have the right to choose his parents. He may choose a friend, he may choose a life partner or he may choose an employment too. But the father and mother are given by God. But you have the right to choose the Heavenly Father as your God.
When a child takes birth in a family, the family members show immeasurable love towards it. They bring up the child with great care and concern. They come forward to give everything to the child without expecting any returns. It is the Lord God who kept so much of love into the hearts of the parents. If so, how lot of love His heart should have been filled with! He says to you with love “Son, You are always with me. All I possess are yours”.
What you give to God is your tiny heart. But what God gives you is all He possesses. He gives you Salvation, Godly health, Holy Spirit, Peace, Eternal life, Heavenly habitation and the Crown of life. Oh, what great things He gives? Oh, how great they are? Yes, indeed you are the children of God, children of the King of kings and children of the magnificent God.
Isaiah the prophet thinks of this and exclaims “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him (Isaiah 64:4). Walk upright with the joy that you are the children of the Almighty, and children of the King of kings. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
Not only that. He has given you the spirit of adoption and the right to call Him as ‘Father’. “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:16, 17).
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Romans 8:14).