Context: This is the last in a series of three blogs which arrived in rapid succession on the same morning. Whilst I was praying, I saw that everyone is my sister, my brother and my mother, and that every child is my child. God is within us all, so we all belong to one family, and we are all one. Jesus, of course, understood this long ago:
There was a crowd sitting around Jesus, and someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.” Jesus replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he looked at those around him and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:32-5; NLT).
You’re my Sister and Brother,
My Child and my Kin;
My Teacher, my Shepherd,
My Saviour, my King;
My Mother and Father,
My Staff and my Rod,
For, living in all,
You’re my Lord and my God.
Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
He gives the childless woman a household, making her the joyful mother of children (Psalm 113:9; CSB).