With Christ comes the right to become the children of God. The eternal Son of God took on human flesh and laid his body down on the cross for our sins. When we who are flesh believe and receive Christ, we are taken into the eternal family of God with him as our Father. Today we hear and heed the call to faith in Christ. We consider the rights, responsibilities, and comforts of being the children of God. We leave praying that this grace will spread to more and more people, increasing thanksgiving to the glory of God.