Friday, May 16, 2008

Children of God

John 1: 6-18

6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.

7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "

16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

All children love to hear stories about how they were born and the things that happened when they were babies. They want to hear the same stories over and over just like it was new. These verses are like newborn stories to me and I love to hear them over and over. The truths are there nestled with words of comfort to know we are His children and because of that we all receive one blessing after another. That's a lot to be thankful for!

Far away Friday

Travel with me today to The Little White House located in Warm Springs, Georgia. It's another great place to visit close to where I live. Enjoy.


Nonnie said...

"From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another." love this....and the verses you share this morning, phyllis....and the visit to the little white house....i will need to come back and enjoy the links to the other places close by....but for now i am off to watch a grandbaby...i'll be back! :)
hugs for your day,

Just Joni said...

I LOVE history and there's something about visiting places of the past that just mesmerize me...of course I'm easily entertained! I love the passage you share, the words you wrote and FDR's little white house...are there many historical places like this in Georgia? I do declare, we will have plenty to do upon our arrival! (you know, your Ya Ya sisters over here on the western side)...

hugs to you sweet Phyllis,
Gotta run~

Annette said...

my children love to hear about thier about their days of infantcey, what a neat place to visit, and Thanks for the word.
Have a great Friday night....
Hug's always

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I really loved the scriptures you had today. It comforts my heart.
xoxo Nita

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