We sat eating pie after our Wednesday night Bible Study. And my heart smiled.
And you just know. Without a doubt. They too. Are His child. His Family. Our Family. My Family.
It isn't because we dress like royalty, but you can see we are clothed "in" Him. There isn't a neon arrow pointing us out, yet His Light radiates from within each one of us. We aren't surrounded by body guards, but His angels, His Spirit surrounds all of us. Our Christ is the bond drawing us towards one another.
It is because He lives within our hearts, that people looking are able to distinguish us between The Holy and the common. It is because of His blood we are covered and clean. He is why we stand out in the crowd of the world. He is also why we are rejected, attacked, bullied, and ostracized as an alien in this land. The way we are supposed to be - not of the world, but in the world.
We "in" Him are different.
I love hearing the "small world" stories people share. I love no matter the distance from our comfort zone, He provides a family member to be there to encourage and lift us up. Or to be there as a fellow warrior in this spiritual battle we are constantly in.
Our ABBA lets us know in so many ways. We are never alone.
Our ABBA cares and loves us so much, He provides all we need.