Blessings of Accepting The Love Of God

Even before he made the world,

God loved us and chose us in Christ 

to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

He is so rich in kindness and grace

that he purchased our freedom

with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

Ephesians 1:4, 7

(Nebula NGC 2313. The bright star V565 — surrounded by four prominent diffraction spikes — illuminates a silvery, fan-shaped veil of gas and dust, while the right half of this image is obscured by a dense cloud of dust. Nebulae with similar shapes — a star accompanied by a bright fan of gas — were once referred to as cometary nebulae, though the name is no longer used.  The language that astronomers use changes as we become better acquainted with the Universe, and astronomical history is littered with now-obsolete phrases to describe objects in the night sky, such as “spiral nebulae” for spiral galaxies or “inferior planets” for Mercury and Venus.) 

Blessings of Being God’s Own Child

But when the right time came,

God sent his Son, born of a woman, 

subject to the law.

God sent him to buy freedom for us

who were slaves to the law,

so that he could adopt us as his very own children.

and because we are his children,

God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,

prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”

Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child…

Galatians 4:4-7