A Place to Belong
When I was in third grade, getting “picked” to be on a team for kickball at recess was among the most important concerns for the day. Do you recall those days? Maybe the game or playtime was different but being included and finding a place to belong is a profound human need whether we are 9 years old or 90.
That’s at least part of the reason Paul reminded the church at Rome, “You are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:6). In Jesus we are included and find a place to belong. We can remain in him because he remains in us. The tangible expression of this spiritual reality is expressed through being part of Jesus’ church.
At GFC, we want to create spaces where people know and feel that they belong and are included-especially those who may have felt excluded or alone at times. This spring we want to reach out to those in our body and community who may have felt more isolated over the past year by making phone calls, preparing gift baskets, writing notes, and expanding the reach of our Easter celebration.
Many senior adults in our community have been a little more removed from everyday routines and relationships over this past year, and those who are new to our area have had a unique challenge getting connected due to the restrictions we’ve experienced. If you would like to find out how you can reach out to demonstrate your love and care for others over the next several weeks, visit gfcnow.com/icare and sign up to help. In Jesus, there’s always room for one more to find a place to belong.
Teaching & Executive Pastor of Ministries