DAY 13

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.’”

Romans 8:16-17

HIS MASTERPIECE

The beauty of being children of God is that Christ, too, was a child of God. He lived His life on earth to show God’s love to us in a tangible, life-changing, radical way.

As heirs of the King, the Creator and our Father, we have access to His generosity and blessings every day. This kind of sonship is far greater than we know or can fathom. It is greater than the car inherited from an older brother, greater than the gift of compassion from your mother and greater than any financial inheritance we can gain on earth. What we have access to as heirs of God with Christ is incomprehensible. We have His love, His grace, and His mercy with us daily. This is our hope in the storm and our assurance when we feel there is nothing ahead for us.

Our Father created His Son to be our hope in the world. As His heirs, we can trust that a masterpiece is being painted ahead for our lives and that the most beautiful story for you and I is only beginning to unfold. God is the artist, and we can simply follow His brush strokes. Even in the tough times, our hope stands strong because we are His favored children, and we know that He will care for and love us relentlessly. Our lives will be made glorious not from our circumstances but from a hope that anchors our soul. No matter what obstacle is in front of us, what battle we are facing or what suffering we may be enduring right now, we have His light in all of us.

Hope is our firm foundation. It is what we grab hold to, what we reach out for and what we lean on when we feel we have nothing left. Hope is what was restored when Jesus came. When He was born, the light shined brighter than ever before and hope began to spring. Let us choose today to grab hold of that hope and to walk boldly knowing that we are the sons, the daughters and the most precious heirs of our heavenly Father.

Grace Hazelgrove