Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when he appears, we will be like him because we will see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)
Pastor John’s Notes:
Little children don’t stay little for long. They soon grow up, maturing from children into young adults. Now we are the children of God, but soon we will develop into something more. In fact, we are already maturing. It is essential to see this so that we don’t remain fixed where we are. Even now, God is calling us to greater maturity. When Jesus returns, he will make all things new, and we will have our permanent roles in his eternal kingdom.
Lord Jesus Christ, we are waiting with great anticipation for your return! We know that when you return, everything will be different. So set our hearts on what is yet to be. Give us a foretaste even now of the glory that is yet to come. Let us grow as the children of God into full spiritual maturity.