Children of God


By Mike Ratliff

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. (1 John 2:28-29 ESV)

My parents are in their 80’s and both have health issues that have become exacerbated at a seemingly increasing rate over the last few years. It is something I confess that I never thought would happen in that my sister, brother, and myself are having to make life changing decisions for them that I am not at all comfortable making. On the other hand, I have a 7-month-old grandson who is even more helpless and dependant on his parents and grandparents for everything. While that is expected and we all love taking care of him, it is quite another thing to have parents who, if they continue to go the direction they are going, will soon be nearly as helpless as my grandson. In light of this, let us contemplate our spiritual condition as Christians in the family of God. Continue reading