Grace is defined by most as unmerited favor. But your kids don’t earn your love. They simply receive love from the core of your being, and they always will. They are loved before they know or recognize it as such. They don’t have to ask for it, confess, or intentionally acknowledge it. It is simply there for them, and they receive it automatically. The love of God is as unconditional and immutable. To put it clearly:
There is nothing you can do to make God love or stop loving you.
John 1:29 says: “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
” This passage of Scripture is often erroneously quoted as ”sins of the world.” Jesus did not take away our individual transgressions and failings, our tendency to “miss the mark,” as we discussed earlier. Rather, He took away the offense those acts would cause without His divine expiation. Again, you will never really know that you are free from sin until you know that you are actually free to sin and still be loved by God, and advocated Christ.
Paul says that:
“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Ti 5:8)
How could we arrive at the point of thinking that God would not accept responsibility for all His children that were created by Him in His own image and likeness? The genealogy of Luke 3 ends in verse 38 saying: “the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. If God has not denied that Adam, the originator of sin to the human race is His son, how is it possible that He would deny the son-ship of Adam’s descendants who are victims of the sin nature inherited from him? As Father God has said: “Behold, all souls are Mine….” (Ezek 18:4).
From the “Triumph of Mercy” by George Hurd. http://amzn.to/2hTonyw
“Be not afraid; I am the First and the Last, and he who is living, and I did become dead, and, lo, I am living to the ages of the ages. Amen! and I have the keys of the hades and of the death.” Revelation 1:17-18
How many teach that death ends God’s power over lost souls? As if Satan, who has them, were stronger than God, and that God was no longer loving, whereas it is Christ who holds the keys!
How many a mother weeping for her children refuses to be comforted because they are not! The mother’s prayer and work seems to have been for nought. They are dead in the land of the enemy. Hear the Word of God: “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Thus saith the LORD: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD ; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy” (Jer. 31:15, 16). These words were in part fulfilled in our Lord’s childhood at the slaughter of the innocents; but their complete fulfilment will not take place till the proud, self-willed, unbroken and dead children of Ephraim, and all other such children, repent and God’s Word is fulfilled, “I will surely have mercy upon” them, “they shall come again from the land of the enemy” (Jer. 31:16-20).