1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. (On your own blog or in the comments here).
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
This week the word is Belong.
. Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?
A. That I am not my own, 1
but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, 2
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. 3
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, 4
and has set me free from all the power of the devil. 5
He also preserves me in such a way 6
that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; 7
indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. 8
Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life 9
and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him. 10
Taken from Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Days.
This odd ball person who never feels like she fits in anywhere.
And even more that that ... as I belong I am not my own, and being not my own means that I belong. (I know, seems abit twisted doesn't it)
I belong with my birth family because well... they birthed me. I didn't ask to join them. :) (not that I mind this terribly much) (grin)
I belong as a mom... because I have a boy child...and that whole process was a struggle in and of itself.
I belong as a homeschooler... and yes, homeschooling is a choice...but I belong with a great group that chooses to let me belong with them.
I belong as a member of the invisible church, the church of the Lord God because HE chose me....even before I was born he chose me. He loves me with a deep passion, and this love he has for me came out in the movie I watched last night called Ragamuffin (yes, watch for a review).
BUT I BELONG. He chose me. He holds me. He won't ever let me go. That's just the way it is. He paid for me with lifeblood that so I would belong to that invisible and yet visible body of believers.
Isn't that just the coolest thing to know?
To have that sense of belonging?
And stop 655