John 8:31-36 NIVUK
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’
33 They answered him, ‘We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?’
34 Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it for ever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
I am the son of Paul Quant. Nothing can ever change that. It doesn’t matter whether I make loads of money or not, make loads of friends or not, do well at school or not. It doesn’t matter where I am or where I’ve been. I am his son. So it is with God. I am his son through Christ, and nothing can change that, nothing can hold me back, not even the times I stumble or sin. I am his son. Full stop.
Father, help me use my freedom to live a full life in celebration of you.