|Published by John Moelker on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 9:37 AM|
I belong to God and to God’s family, the church.
We all have a deep need to belong. That’s why the first question and answer of the Heidelberg Catechism is about comfort and belonging:
“. . . I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.”
We are people who belong to God and also to a community, the church. We are created with a longing to connect to God and with his people. We are also hardwired to live with and learn from other people. So God graciously places us with brothers and sisters in Christ. With them we worship and serve, share our joys and our sorrows, and learn about what it means to be the people of God.