1 John 3:1 (NIV)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
There is a difference between being one of God’s children and being a child of God. We are all His children because He is the creator of all things, but we choose to be a child of God by choosing to know Him, love Him, and obey Him. May we grow in our knowledge of who God is. May we love Him, and others, more with each passing day. May we do His will, here on earth, and follow the example of His one and only Son, Jesus, the Christ. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)