posted Sep 22, 2014, 5:23 PM by Dale Barnes

A good friend of mine shared with me that each morning, when he wakes, he thanks God that he is “saved.”  He is a child of God through faith in Christ who died for him and rose again from the dead.  

The most important relationship anyone can have is this relationship with God. Can you imagine?  A child of God!  In this life there are many relationships that we may have with people or organizations of various kinds.  We may have a title of some kind; a missionary, a pastor, an astronaut, a race car driver.  There thousands of titles and positions we may hold, but at some point we lose them or give them up.  It can be a very difficult time with that loss of recognition.

Yet, to be a child of God, given to us freely by God himself, is an amazing thing.  We are not only given a position, but a new life from God. Jesus said; it is like a well within that “springs up to eternal life.” (Jn.4:14)  This is something that lasts forever.  Seasons of life come and go, but this gift remains firm forever.  Jesus says, “...I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand. My greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my father’s hand.” (Jn. 10:28-29 NKJ)    

As the song goes; “Now I belong to Jesus; Jesus belongs to me. Not for the years of time alone, but for eternity.”   This gives us something rock solid, something lasting to embrace.  We can keep trusting this one no matter what we face. When we stumble sometimes, we can get up and keep going with God.  God is with us!  We can trust him, and he will not fail.