Life Through the Lens: You are welcome, just like Mr Pants of Bookpurnong

Kevin Schrapel makes a spiritual comparison to a little dog who makes himself quite at home.

This post was contributed by Kevin Schrapel, and is the author’s personal opinion.

When Mr Pants of Bookpurnong arrives, if the door is open, he strolls right on in.

He knows he is always welcome.

He belongs to our son and daughter-in-law – or, more correctly, they belong to him – and consequently he considers himself part of the family and makes himself right at home.

Consider: this is precisely how our loving God wants us to feel if we feel a need to visit and enjoy his company.

The difference is that we don’t have to wait or hope that the door is open.

He has promised that the door is always open, he is always available, and we can visit whenever and wherever we wish.

Jesus said, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

He is everywhere, and it means we can talk to him anytime.

We can listen with heart and mind to what he might be saying to you personally, for your life, through his word.

He also calls us his children.

Put simply: you can be part of his family and enjoy his special, forgiving love.


Because anyone who trusts him and the love he showed by asking his son, Jesus, to die for us, he calls his children.

That’s it.

If God says it, then that’s what it is.

Done deal!  

Mr Pants hasn’t done anything special.

We all just love him and count him as part of the family, and we love it when he comes to stay.

His welcome is an accepted part of our family life.

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us” (1 John 3:16).

God’s loving welcome, Jesus’ loving welcome, can be an accepted part of your life.

Believe it.

Accept it.

Live it.

Have a full life.

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