“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
My daughter’s assignment at school was to write about an extravagant purchase she had made. Now, she is only 11. She doesn’t have access to much money of her own. So the best she could come up with was a $40 video game!
The first thing that came to my mind as she was talking was “love.” The love of God is the most extravagant thing I can think of. He created us for fellowship with Him, and once our mistakes broke that bond, He set His plan in motion to repair it. It was a plan He knew He would have to use before He created man, but He did it anyway.
Love. That would send His only child to suffer and die, so that He could adopt us and call us His children.