This Sunday we will talk about the privilege of being adopted as children of God. For a Christian, there is no greater joy. Our status as God’s children provides the foundation for our hope now and our anxious expectation of eternal life with Him. This is timely for me as I’ve just received the news that my last living biological grandparent has passed away. When we are confronted with death we will either be fearful because we are uncertain about it or we will approach it with confidence because of our hope in God.
It’s not just death that our adoption through Christ into God’s family brings us hope in. He is the loving Father of everyone who trusts in Jesus. There are so many present reasons to treasure our status as God’s child. When we become anxious, or have doubts, or are depressed we should look to Him, the One who calls us His own and promises to be good to us. I hope you will be in church this Sunday morning to hear the good news of becoming a child of God through faith in Christ. It will be a great Sunday to be together. I also encourage you to invite others who do not know God or who do not have a good church home. They are welcome at Our Saviour.
I also want to remind all of us who call Our Saviour our church home to prayerfully consider your missions giving and make your pledge to support our missionary partners around the world for another year. As of last Sunday, we have 64% of our proposed budget supported and I believe that puts us in a good position to fully support it with your help. Please think about how you will support the General Fund as well as giving generously and sacrificially to the Mission Fund for the glory of God and the spread of the Gospel.