One of my guilty pleasures is binge watching, and one TV series I have been back cataloguing recently through the ITVX streaming service, is Long Lost Family. If you’ve never watched it, it is hosted by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell and features moving stories of separation where, after many years, family members are re-united or indeed introduced to each other for the first time. The climax to the show is when the subjects physically meet for the first time, amidst hugs and indeed tears (which I’m not ashamed to say are mirrored by myself when watching). There is great joy expressed with many exclaiming; “I feel for the first time that I truly belong and that I’nm not alone!” Emotional scenes indeed.
When watching a couple of days ago, I was reflecting how those same sentiments (and indeed emotions) also apply when folk discover for the first time, that they have a place in the family of God. That through Jesus, we have an identity as loved children of the living God, a blessing that we can share with our many Christian sisters and brothers. Church is our true family setting, and God our loving parent.
Have you fallen out of touch with your long lost Christian family, or indeed your heavenly father? If so, please don’t feel you have to remain a stranger to both.
Keep in touch
Keep the faith.