John 1: 12-13
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name , he gave the right to become children of God- children born not of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Jesus reminded all those he met: they did not need to be part of an earthly family to “belong.” All who accepted Christ became part of the family of God. This does not diminish the importance of our own families, rather it illustrates God’s love for his creation. No one is left out. But I am also reminded today: being part of a family carries with it responsibilities.
Heavenly Father, being one of your children has been a way of life for me. Help me to treat others in this family as you would have us treat our own earthly family members. Amen
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