You are Called to Belong—Romans 1:6
"...And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ" (Romans 1:6)
Did you know that you are invited to belong in Christ Jesus. He has called you out of the kingdom of darkness and translated you into the kingdom of His dear Son ( Colossians 1:13 ). There is something incredibly satisfying in belonging to Jesus Christ.
By belonging to Jesus, we get to partake of the abundant grace offer through our Savior for His glorious name's sake. This includes each and everyone of us who have called upon that precious name. Doing so by faith, we become dear children and precious friends of our Lord and Savior.
Our invitation and calling to belong to the Lord carries weight with him. Peter tells us in I Peter 2, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." ( I Peter 2:9-10 )
Unlike trying to fit in with the popular crowd in high school, or keeping up with the Jones as adults, our association with this chosen people of God is based solely on the Lord and His mercy. And Paul tells us in Romans 1:5, that we are among those who are called to belong to Him, We are called, invited and offered this grace freely and without reservation. Today, it is my hope that you trust in that name and find contentment, satisfaction and overwhelming joy in belonging to God.