Day 3: You Belong To Jesus
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV)
Whether we say it or not, we all want to belong somewhere. Maybe you desire to attend a certain school or join a particular sorority or organization because you like what they stand for. Maybe you feel drawn to a certain church or ministry because the people there were welcoming and accepting of you. Perhaps you find yourself wanting to just be in a relationship with someone because you’re tired of being alone. Whatever you desire, the desire to know where you belong is something that everyone feels at some point in their lives, even though it is often expressed in different ways.
But even when we feel like we belong in a certain career or a certain relationship, we have to hold onto the beautiful truth that ultimately, we belong to Jesus. While joining a certain organization might give you status on your college campus or getting engaged to the right kind of guy might grant you a certain social status, your true identity is belonging to Jesus.
As we see in today’s passage, it is Christ that makes us alive. When we were doomed to nothingness, He saved us and gave our lives meaning. He gave us a sense of belonging that we cannot find in the arms of even a husband that we love dearly. He gave us a security that we will never find by saving money or going to the right college. Our worth as women is in knowing Him. Our worth is knowing that we belong to Him and knowing that that what Jesus offers is far more valuable than belonging to anyone or anything else on this earth!
Biblical context + further reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
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