Maybe you have felt unwanted. “My parents didn’t want me.” Maybe they have joked “you were an accident.” Ouch! That must hurt!

ENTER Jesus.

This is what He tells us:
“Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of Godchildren born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” (John 1:12 – 13

We are children of God. We belong in His family. No human decision determined that. God did!
Your Divine Father welcomes you home.



Jesus called her ‘daughter’.
That was the first time He had used that endearing phrase in His time on earth. Imagine how that lady must have felt? (See the whole story in Luke 8: 43 – 48 here:

For 12 years (of bleeding) she was judged by the community. They would have said “She is ill because she is a sinner.” Or “stay away from her, she is unclean.”

ENTER Jesus.
He restores her identity.
With affection He calls her daughter.

How about you? Have you been labelled incorrectly?
Listen to what Jesus says of you: “My Child, you are Mine.”



Have you ever found out what your love language is? Mine is words of affirmation: I feel most loved when people use their words to love me. I find such encouragement in the Bible when I read some of the things it says are true about me. I hope you’ll find that same encouragement today.

You are radiant (Matthew 5:14 –

You are righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24 –

You shine amongst others like a star in the sky (Philippians 2:15 –

You are a child of Light (1 Thessalonians 5:5 –

You are salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13 – and victorious (Romans 8:37 –



Do you ever feel like you can’t escape your mistakes? Does it ever feel like these mistakes define who you are and where you’re going? We all mess up and sometimes it’s really difficult to understand how God could ever love or forgive us. But He does.

In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul talks about how when we accept Jesus, we are made new. God sees us as new, beautiful creations washed clean by Jesus. We’ll continue to slip up, but we have Jesus to renew us and help us. Your past mistakes don’t define you; Jesus does.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17 –