8 August 2023 at 00:00:00 JST

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


In 1 John 3:1 we can read ‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God’. Do we take the time to appreciate the fact that we are children of God? Our human understanding cannot comprehend the characteristics and nature of God. If we apply the gift of faith that God has given us, we are able to begin to see him as perfection and absoluteness.


Are we constantly aware of and do we value the environment of the closeness of God that we have? Already in the creation story it is evident that mankind can be tempted into thinking that ‘the grass is greener on the other side of the fence’. To want to improve our circumstances of life is normal; our focus as children of God however is that we do it in a manner that is in line with His will, and do not diminish our connection to Christ.


There are situations in a family environment where the parents’ character or behaviour is questionable. In contrast, when children see a great example and are given guidance and loving support, their growth and development is strengthened. The love and nature of God has been revealed to us through Jesus Christ’s life and teaching, and spiritually He wants to give us guidance and loving support.


Jesus loves each and every human being unconditionally. He loves us whether we are strong or weak. He neither judges or condemns us. He is always prepared to forgive us and is eager to save us. He listens to us, understands us, and helps us. He allows us to benefit from the merit that He alone was able to acquire – at the cost of His life. Everything He does is perfect. He allows us to obtain the same perfection as He has attained without requiring us to be perfect. He invites us to follow Him and encourages us to become like Him. He has promised that He would be our source of strength and comfort.


At the time of the early Apostles, the authorities didn’t want the people to know about the great works and the teaching of Christ. They commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. Peter and John’s response was “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we ca


Dear Brothers and Sisters, as children of God let us be filled with courage to profess more and more, our joy and happiness in the privilege of being a child of God. With loving greetings



Peter Schulte


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