See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. – 1 John 3:1a
What a great sentence. John reminds us of the great love our Father has for us as demonstrated by the fact that He has adopted us as sons and daughters (i.e. calls us His children). Then he punctuates it with “and so we are.” What this tells us is that once God has spoken, once God has done something; it doesn’t get unsaid or undone. It is what it is as I sometimes like to say. If you are God’s child, He doesn’t disown you or cast you aside. That is why Paul could confidently talk about the things that God will do for Israel in the future. I can’t pretend to understand it all, but I am ever so grateful that our Father’s love is unending and completely sure. Share His love today.