Sons and Daughters

I can still remember – I’m showing my age – the TV series called Sons and Daughters. It was released in the 1980’s, ran for about seven years and starred Rowena Wallace as ‘Pat the Rat’. Yes, way back then, it was one of those shows that attracted much attention. But what I want to briefly mention to you today is something that should grab your attention ‘much more’. And what is it? It is the fact that you and I can be a son or daughter of our heavenly Father. Now that should grab your attention and your devotion, no matter what comes your way! Talking about grabbing one’s attention, I find it fascinating how my wife can post onto social media a Bible Verse and it get only a handful of ‘Likes’, but post something like a picture of a meal or outing and receive three times the number of likes. It certainly seems that people today much rather prefer to look at a picture of a cup of coffee than a picture of an image reflecting God’s greatness or affection toward us. Sad, isn’t it? Well, I think it is. We (Sue and I) have decided to give commercial television a miss, unless something very special is on, and so we’ve been watching various series on Netflix. One of those series is The Crown, based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. I think it is certainly worth watching – an amazing woman, no doubt reflecting an even more amazing God. This series got us thinking, and the following dawned on my wife as she did her early morning walk last week. This is what she pasted on Instagram: Finished watching the series, ‘The Crown’ on Netflix last night. Loved it. During the night I woke thinking about this…. I am a daughter of the King! I belong to the greatest royal family ever! One day I will stand before my King upon his throne and be in his presence in eternal glory. And this is the verse she put to a picture of a crown: I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18) May we be ever thankful that, through the gift of faith in Jesus, we can be a son or daughter of our heavenly Father. And may this, not only be something that we are not afraid to say we ‘Like’, but shapes our day-to-day devotion, no matter what comes our way. The above is written in memory of one of his sons: our dear brother in Christ, Peter Kelly, and one of his daughters: our dear sister in Christ, Renée Wills.


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September 13, 2020