Monday, December 26, 2011
The Ultimate Family Reunion
First, we are God's inheritance and He is ours:
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided all mankind, He set up boundaries for the people according to the number of sons of Israel, for the Lord's portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.--Deuteronomy 32:9
God is our foundation and we are His building:
For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.--1Cor 3:9
God has sacrificed for us and we sacrifice to Him:
You, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Christ Jesus.--1Peter 2:5
We belong on one another.
All things are yours...all are yours and you are of Christ and Christ is of God.--1Corinthians 3:22
God sends us His glory and we return it through Christ.
All I have is yours and all you have is Mine. And glory is come to Me through them.--John 17:10
What we enjoy with Christ is more than a family reunion. We share hope, hope for more than a distant heaven. We share the realization of God's design and promise. In fact, this relationship is heaven, and it begins now.
God assigns us fathers, mothers, spouses, and children as objects of service. We share love and experiences with them, but we can't forget that the Creator of the universe has welcomed us into a relationship that predates and supersedes them.