The old saying is, “you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family!” It’s a recognition that family life can be tough and somewhere in your family there will be someone who is hard to get on with – and perhaps by extension we’d rather not relate to! But them but we have to relate to them from time to time because they are family!
When God’s grace met us in Jesus, we got the privilege of calling God our Father. What a blessing that we come to our Father in prayer any time we like; what a blessing that we have a new destiny. Equally, in being adopted into family, we gain a whole new family.
How do we do family as the people of God? That’s what we get to explore today.