Saturday, April 8, 2017

All, from all nations, are Children of God

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." (Romans 8: 16)

"Among the greatest treasures of knowledge that we have been given is this: we are all the children of God.  This truth carries with it great blessings.  It should guide us in how we treat those around us and in how we view ourselves.  Each of God’s children are of great worth with immeasurable potential.

In this painting we see children from many different cultures and backgrounds.  They stand with Christ, bearing witness with him that they are children of God.  All of the kids look directly at the viewer confident in the joy they feel in the presence of their Savior.

When we strive to see others as God would see us, our hearts are softened, our minds are opened and the Spirit comes to dwell with us, bringing peace and joy."

I echo what the artist says, that we are all children of a Loving God.  I know it.  This church fulfills the Master's injunction to "go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matthew 28:19-20)

The Savior gives this promise that he can be with us always, and gives it to all people who come unto him, of all nations and cultures, for all are his children.  May we ever remember that.


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Message is from the artist of this picture, Howard Lyon, picture used by permission, available at

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