The feeling of belonging is peaceful. The feeling of having is comforting. Don’t you agree? It’s a sweet feeling, one that we long for. One that we desire to nestle in and get comfortable with.
The other day, the most elementary principle really struck me fresh. It wasn’t new or revolutionary, but it was something that I had never given more than a passing thought. So here it is.
The Lord is mine.
Yep. Just as much as I am His, He is mine. Like, wow.
We were singing “Amazing Grace” at church, and one of the last stanzas we sang said,
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Tears filled my eyes at the very thought of it. “God will be forever mine.”
My fellow believers, just let that sink in for a moment.
The Creator of this beautiful universe. God is ours just as much as we are His.
When you put your trust in the Lord and what He did on the cross, you become a child of God. There is the belonging. He becomes your Heavenly Father. There is the having.
Our humanity wants to belong. Wants to have. Wants relationship. And isn’t it beautiful that with God we belong, we have, and we commune? If you let Him, He can fill all those little cracks of loneliness and lack of purpose in your life.
We are His, and He is ours.
It is a beautiful, mutual relationship.
Oh, MY God, you are so good.