Behold, what manner of love the Father has given unto us, that we should be called the children of God.
Some say that children view God in the same way they view their dad. Perhaps that is true. My earthly father was wise, benevolent, and completely trustworthy, so it has never been difficult for me to trust implicitly in the wisdom, goodness, and faithfulness of my Heavenly Father.
Even Jesus drew a similar comparison. In Matthew 7:11, He states,
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
God is good, and He loves you dearly. This is true, whether your earthly father accurately reflected God’s character or not. Even children whose dads are/were absentee or abusive can take hope in this fact. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”
If you like coloring, then come back next week — I post a new coloring page every Sunday — or browse all the pages I’ve published in the past by following this link.
In the meantime, take a look at my devotional journals. At over 200 pages a piece, they are packed with writing prompts, coloring pages, word studies, and lots and lots of Bible verses. You can read more about them here.
Or — if you’d prefer to skip the journaling exercises — check out my Scripture-based coloring books. Although these were designed specifically for grown-ups, they are good for all ages.