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This Week We're Looking at Beloved
Freed from her stroller, sturdily stomping past her brother and sister, she dodged the forest of legs in the hallway, pressing forward, seeking his face. Determined to get there as quickly as her toddler legs could run, she didn't care about the bevy of white coats surrounding the one whose shoes she knew. She wasn't concerned with decorum or manners, never thought about whispering or waiting for her turn. Instead, she burst forth, calling his name, "Daddy! Daddy!"
And his answer was always the same. A handclap followed by "come here, my girl!" Quickly, he scooped her up out of the hospital bustle's fracas, securing her in arms that juggled clipboards, phones, and a coffee cup. He welcomed her, listened carefully to her chirping, and then finished his orders for his team to carry out.
We are Beloved, a set-apart saint. He securely determined our identity at the cross and welcomed us into His arms. As His child, grace and peace flow with abundance, coating our weary, fraying hearts and reminding us of His steadfast love (Romans 1:7).
Our stance changes. In I Corinthians 15:58, Paul contends we stand resolute and steadfast in a world where everything seems to rush by, differing opinions clamor for attention, and nothing feels consistent. We can serve our families and neighbors, encouraged by the knowledge that His eyes are always on us. His hand is always steadying us.
As His beloved, we can forgive. Colossians 3:13 shows us from the security of being fully forgiven, we can offer forgiveness. Compassion bursts forth. Our identity changes our response.
The gift of being His, fully claimed, wholly loved, impacts how we love others. He calls us Beloved.
The ABCs of God's Love Letter Scripture Memory Cards
The ABCs of God's Love Letter Bible Study is accompanied by a collection of 25 5 X 5 Scripture Memory Cards. We'll utilize this great tool to help us memorize a Scripture verse once a week that goes with the topic we're studying that week. Hiding God's Word in our heart is so important!
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What does Beloved mean to you?
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