God’s Child

“He reacted like it was the best news he’d ever heard!”


I listened as my friend Carol

recounted one of her interactions in Uganda…


As she taught village children about God’s Word

and encouraged them to memorize the precious words,


She led some in a prayer of surrender

to Truth


And told a young one,

“You are now a child of God!”



The boy reacted with sheer

uninhibited excitement


With elation

inside and out


It was the best news

he had




No one could curb his enthusiasm

over the unbelievable message


And a life was changed that day


Because a young one

embraced His Father


And God’s grace

and love

and forgiveness

enveloped the child


He was grafted into the family

he longed for


An orphan’s hope,

to be adopted by God


– Susie Stewart


But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.

– John 1:2 (NLT)


Jesus called a little child to Him and put the child among them. Then He said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

– Matthew 18:2-4 (NLT)


One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so He could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering Him.

When Jesus saw what was happening, He was angry with His disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then He took the children in His arms and placed His hands on their heads and blessed them.

– Mark 10:13-16 (NLT)


You are all God’s children by believing in Christ Jesus.

– Galatians 3:26 (NLT)


“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.

– John 14:17-19 (MSG)


Photo by Susie Stewart


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