Have you ever been somewhere that you didn’t fit in? Where you felt like a stranger and everyone else belonged? How about while visiting a church? How sad that we often make other believers feel like outsiders in our churches. We’re all part of His family. We all belong to His kingdom. It should be like coming home every time you step foot in a church. Whenever you meet fellow Christians around the world it should be like a family reunion.
- Do you feel that sense of belonging in your church?
- Do you recognize yourself as part of His family?
You do belong in His family! There’s a song in the musical Oliver called “Consider Yourself” that says it nicely.
Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself one of the family
We’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear we’re going to get along.
Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare
Who cares? Whatever we’ve got we share!
Consider yourself our mate
We don’t want to have no fuss,
For after some consideration we can state
Consider yourself one of us!
I can just see Jesus singing this song over each one of us. He’s thrilled to have you for a relative!