1 February 2021 – Romans 8:14-16 (NIV)

Scripture

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Reflection

As many of you know my ethnicity is Hmong. What many people do not know about my people is that the Gospel only reached us about 70 years ago in the early 1950s. I know where my Christ lineage begins as we have on record the very first Hmong person who accepted Jesus as Lord. His name was Phaw See, an animist shaman, who through the prayer of a missionary, witnessed firsthand the Spirit of God banish away the evil spirits that haunted his village and fearfully enslaved the Hmong for hundreds of years. That day he confessed Jesus as Lord and became the first adopted son of the Hmong people to the family of God. Revival soon broke out and over 2500 of my people became Christians shedding their slavery to the fear of the evil spirits and celebrating their sonship in the Good Father whose Spirit was so so good.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage
  • How will you respond/apply God’s Word today?
  • Whom will you share with today’s passage or takeaway?

Prayer

Lord we ask you to shield us, our families, our churches, our cities and the nations of the world from the ravages of COVID-19.

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Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of Greenville University. He and his wife, Mai Kao, have three daughters and live in Shanghai, China.