My sister wrote the following. I’m so happy to fall into the Beloved Son category. Where do you fit in? RMF
The Beloved Sons and Daughters and the Orphan Child
By Darla Givan
All people fall into one of two categories. Father God loves them all but their relationship with Him makes a huge difference. Those who recognize and who have accepted the gift of God’s love recognize Him as their heavenly Father. They are His beloved children. Those who have no relationship with Father God; those who have never heard of or who have rejected the gift of His Fatherhood are like orphan children. Here is how you can recognize them:
The sons and daughters have a loving father; the orphan has his own wits.
The sons and daughters feel blessed; the orphan abandoned.
The sons and daughters are victorious; the orphan feels victimized.
The sons and daughters feel free; the orphan trapped
The sons and daughters enjoy an abundant feast; the orphan competes for scraps.
The sons and daughters thrive; the orphan merely survives.
The sons and daughters are joyful and friendly; the orphan is sad and lonely.
The sons and daughters are peaceful and at rest; the orphan is guarded and stressed.
The sons and daughters know they are protected and cared for; the orphan lives in fear and dread.
The sons and daughters give freely of all they have; the orphan hoards away.
The sons and daughters thrill the Father’s heart; the orphan breaks the Father’s heart.
The sons and daughters search for the orphan to introduce him to the Father; the orphan hides and yet hopes someone will come.
Help me, Gracious Father, to seek and find Your lost children, and tell them they have a loving Father who is looking for them!