See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.  1 John 3:1-3

The apostle John invites us to marvel at the incredible love bestowed upon us as children of God. He emphasise's the transformative power of this love, declaring that the world cannot fully comprehend it.

As children of the Heavenly Father, we are called to live in a manner that reflects our divine heritage.This passage encourages us to purify ourselves, aspiring to be more like Christ, who is pure.The sanctifying process is a journey of continuous growth and spiritual refinement, an acknowledgment that we are beloved children of a gracious and holy God.


The life of George Müller serves as a profound example of living out the principles found in 1 John 3:1-3. Müller's deep trust in God's provision, his unwavering commitment to caring for orphaned children, and faithful support of international missionaries demonstrated a purity of heart and a genuine love for others.

Like Müller, we are called to live with open hands, trusting in the Father's provision and caring for those in need. By embracing our identity as children of God and allowing His love to shape our lives, we can reflect His purity and compassion in a world that desperately needs the transformative power of divine love.

Pastor Dan