It’s an awful feeling to be excluded,
Not part of the family,
Un-chosen, left out, and certainly not “in the know.”
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the way He works.
He includes us, setting us on His lap
While He plows the field all day,
At times even letting us move the steering wheel.
Proudly displaying to all creation that we are His children;
Quietly whispering to us His plans and cosmic designs.
Of course we don’t get it all,
Not even a small bit;
But we include our kids so they can learn and grow.
Praise His Holy Name!
So does He!
“And you were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13 NIV).
Right up front we are told the first bit of good news,
We are included, chosen, adopted, redeemed –
Allowed to serve and one day inherit the family business.
How do we respond?
I think it’s as simple
As gratefully remaining on His lap all day.
Staying put with strong, loving arms surrounding us,
Listening to His heart’s desire for His cosmic Kingdom,
Determined to bring only honor to our family name.
We humbly thank God to be part of such a good and powerful family,
One where our eldest brother went to hell and back
So we could be included.