Have you ever noticed that, depending on the situation, our identity is very much defined by who we belong to? When my children were small, to other children I was Nala and Xavier’s Daddy. I belong to them. When I visit Cindy’s work I am Cindy’s husband, belonging to her. When someone from the church introduces me to a friend it is usually as their pastor meaning I belonging to them or the church body. It’s nice to belong. I believe that God created us to want to belong to a community of some sort, a community of family, of friends, of faith. And if you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you have been adopted into the family of God.
Romans 8:16 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.