God’s Family Tree.

Read Galatians 3:6-8.

6So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
7Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”

Since creation, God’s loving grace has been available to all. It took Jesus coming into our world to fulfill the law and die for our sins. Galatians 3:28 states there is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female, as all are one in Jesus Christ. God’s grace is the free gift of salvation. Our faith grows as we are open to Christ’s love and accept Him as our Savior. We are grafted back into God’s family tree as children of God and children of Abraham. Others may think our decision is crazy. Why would anyone believe in something which is not seen or proven? It may seem absurd to some, yet we believe it to be the truth. It is in our daily lives, the good days and the bad days, that our faith in God grows. Describe your faith life of believing in God.

See also John 1:12.

12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

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