Devotional Introduction: May-June 2015

By Steven Koster

May 1, 2015

I recently discovered a photo from about 1915 of my grandfather and his younger siblings. I was amused to see how my great uncle, then about six years old, looked so much like my own son when he was six years old. They could be brothers if there wasn't almost a century between them. It's amazing how that family resemblance has persisted through generations!

Scripture calls God our Father, and reminds us that as his children, we too should have a family resemblance. The Apostle John says God is Light, and God is Love, and we are called to reflect his love and light in a dark world. We should look like our Father!

In June, Pastor Rob Jansons explores with us more of what it means to be Children of God. What does it mean for us to call him Father?

Then in July, Pastor Kevin Adams wonders about how we become God's children in Baptism. We have been washed clean and claimed by God—so what does it look like for us to live under the waters of baptism?

May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God's word!

About the author — Steven Koster

Rev. Dr. Steven Koster joined Back to God Ministries International in 2006 and soon launched ReFrame Media with a fresh vision for media and technology to build disciples and communities in Christ. During his time as Director of ReFrame, he also served as the Executive Editor of Today. Steven stepped down from these roles in 2019 as he felt led to focus on new challenges, including doctoral research and their family’s bed and breakfast in Grand Rapids. He and his wife Deb have three adult children and enjoy leading pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment seminars. Steven continues to collaborate with Deb to produce our marriage and family ministry, Family Fire.

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