Children usually bear a resemblance to their parents. Their physical appearance and mannerisms show their connection and imitation of Mom and Dad. We are children of our Heavenly Father. He who made us in His image and likeness, now through His Son Jesus, invites us to live our lives to reveal we belong to Him. Jesus teaches us how to reveal our true status as His brothers and sisters. We are to “be merciful, just as the Father is merciful” and to refrain from judging, but forgive and be generous (Lk. 6:36-38). Our response to what our Father reveals through Jesus not only gives us greater peace and joy, but also leads eventually to eternal life. Loving Father, may my life as Your child be pleasing to You, as I choose to walk in Your ways and yield to Your word. Amen.