A family to belong

Monday, September 12, 2016

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My boys love super heroes. They fulfill their dreams of becoming part of a special crowd of beings who can perform amazing feats. With a super hero mindset, kids can daydream about moving beyond their childhood existence into a supernatural podium, from where their imagination can be fueled into endless plays.

Now, what about the rest of us? Do we dream about being super heroes, about achieving big wishes? If you could have any special attribute or power, what would you long for? If you could obtain anything in the entire Universe, what would that be?

Would your desire be to spend lots of time talking to simple fishermen? Or maybe walk for hours through dusty roads and sit down to eat with robbers and street women?

Or maybe touch sick people and deal with crowds of endless requests? Or maybe your biggest wish would be to feel what is like to receive a capital punishment? Anyone?

But what if your biggest wish was to have the biggest loving family of all? Lots of sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, from all over the world, from all over history, gathered together around a huge table, filled with love and care?

God's plan for you and me is to be part of his family. He gave his only son to die for you, because his family was not complete without you. He had all the super powers at his hand and all the Universe has to offer at his possession, except for you.

For you, he sent his son Jesus, who left it all and entered time, suffering, rejection, violence, betrayal, God's judgement and death. So that you could be adopted into his family.

Jesus Christ, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Now, to all who receive him, who believe in his hame, he gives the right to become Children of God! See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called Children of God?!

Better than any super hero title, or endless possessions, to be born into a Divine Family gives us eternal life! Victory over death! And the love of a Father that is infinite above any other.

In Jesus we can become sons and daughters of God, through faith. And God is indeed a good, good Father.
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