John begins chapter 3 by telling his children they are children of God. This status demonstrates God’s love bestowed on them. Furthermore as we become children of God (at whatever age that may be young to old) a whole world of possibilities open. Verses 2 and 3 specifically state we will be like Him (Jesus), hopeful and pure. What an amazing promise for us where God gives us the chance to completely start over as a new child in Him. The past is gone, potential and possibility await.