Extravagant Love

We are the children of God!

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“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are…” (1 John 3:1, NIV)

God’s love

The Greek word for “lavished” is “perisseuo”, which means abundant and overflowing. It’s the type of terminology one might use to describe an extravagant gift, one that is bought at a great price. What a great description this is concerning God’s love for us!

God’s love is given in abundance. There is no greater love than God’s love for you and for me. In fact, God will never love us any more or any less than He does at this very moment! Similarly, God’s love is overflowing, covering all of our sin completely. Finally, God’s love was purchased for us at a great cost. Jesus lost His life, after all, to save us from our sins.

God’s children

Yes, God’s love is great! In fact, it is so great that we are even considered God’s very own children. As children, we are loved unconditionally by our Heavenly Father. And, perhaps even more importantly, we are given an inheritance that awaits us in heaven.

Let God’s love wash over you today. Claim your status as a child of God. And then, of course, live it out! May God bless you abundantly as you live and serve in his amazing love!


Thank you, God, for loving me with a father’s love. Help me to always remember that I am your beloved child. Thank you for Jesus and His death on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins. It’s in His name I pray, Amen.

Published by chuckkralikauthor

I am a pastor, author, and self-proclaimed all-around nice guy!

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