“..we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;” (Rom. 8:16-17)
There was a wealthy businessman in London who had a runaway son whom he had searched for for many years. One day, as he was preparing to board a train, he saw a man in dirty, ragged clothing begging for money from passengers who were boarding the train. His first impulse was to avoid the beggar but there was something strangely familiar about the man that he could not resist.
When the beggar finally approached the businessman and asked if he could spare a few shillings, the businessman realized he had found his long-lost son. With tears in his eyes and joy in his voice, he embraced his son, crying, “A few shillings? You are my son—everything I have is yours!”
What a picture that is of so many Christians. They are a child of the King, yet they are living like spiritual beggars!
Hold your head, up child of God! You may not possess everything you want, yet, and you may not be all you want to be, but you are God’s child. You do not have to live in spiritual poverty.
You may not have this world’s riches, but as a child of God, you possess every spiritual resource you need to fulfill God’s will for your life.