Do you feel included? It's my prayer that you do.
Because the list of blessings we have received from the heavenly realms includes being blessed, forgiven, lavished upon, revealed to, and included (Ephesians 1:3-13).
Lately I've been thanking God so much for including us. Perhaps you have had the experience of being included without being loved. Or being loved without being included. Or worse. Maybe being unloved and excluded. Many of us know what it is to suffer in this way.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
But with our Father it's different. We are now loved and included in His family. Where goodness, honor, justice, love, and life abound. And to know that we have been adopted into such a blessed family is beyond anything we could ever ask or imagine!!
How can we not fall on our knees with tears of gratitude as we prayerfully gather around such a family table? Especially when we catch a glimpse of the scope of the family power, wealth, culture, and dealings. A family system that has always been and always will be truly good and great. And now we are included.
He is our Father. His home is ours. And we are His beloved family.