Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7 NIV
Born of God
Today, Canada is one of a few “developed countries in the world” that offers unconditional citizenship to children born in the territory. If a child is born in Canada, the child receives Canadian citizenship status. Even in a situation when a child is born to parents who are not Canadian citizens, the child automatically becomes a Canadian Citizen. Non-residents of Canada may come to Canada to deliver a child. There is no official federal data on birth tourism.
I’m sure you’ve looked at a newborn baby and thought “he sure looks like his dad,” or “no doubt about who her mom is!” We are born already having taken on the features of our parents. I have three sons, and they all bear resemblance to both my wife and I. Jesus taught that unless we are born again, we cannot see the kingdom of God. The moment we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we are born into the family of God, and we become citizens of the Kingdom of God. We take on the look of our Heavenly Father. What exactly does that mean? The Apostle answers that question in 1 John 4:7: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” The mark of being born again, John says, is that we love one another within the family of God. I have experienced that so often as I’ve travelled the world and had the privilege and joy of meeting Christ-followers around the globe. There is an immediate sense of unity because we all love the Lord Jesus and each other.
These have been words from the heart.