“Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage.” (Psalm 33:12)
Belonging is a fundamental part of our human nature. When we are cut off from others we feel rejected, left out, cast aside - we lose our sense of self worth and our lives seem empty and pointless. Being given the opportunity to belong, to be part of God’s family, is life changing and transformational. It restores our sense of belonging as we realise that we are part of one big family - we are happy to belong to God’s nation. Belonging gives us a sense of safety, comfort and ease - being cast aside makes us all at sea and at dis-ease. We are all connected together in the love of God - he has chosen us and all we need to do is to accept that love to belong to His nation.
Lyn Hayes ALM