All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
A trio of religious board books offers reassurance and encouragement. A boy reflects on faith in Let's Shine Jesus' Light on Halloween by Diane Stortz, illus. by Rusty Fletcher. "On Halloween/ I might see black cats, / ...But God's power is the reason I don't/ have to be afraid." A Bible verse underscores the boy's thoughts. Other Christian-themed titles include Let's Celebrate God's Blessings on Thanksgiving by Lise Caldwell, illus. by Priscilla Burris; and Let's Remember Jesus' Birth on Christmas by Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by C.A. Nobens.