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The Joy Of Belonging

I have just returned from Chisinau, Moldova.

This was my first time in this city and yet I did not feel alone, in fact I felt warmly welcomed!

You know why?

The Joy Of Belonging!

You see I was invited to the city to meet with an incredible group of European church leaders and I knew that someone who would meet me at the airport, take me to the hotel, make sure that I had everything I needed and be there to take me back to the airport at the end of the event.

I did not know who any of these people would be but I was certain that they would be there because it was all a part of …

The Joy Of Belonging!

Now I can show you photos and tell you the names of the wonderful people who quickly became friends!

I am often in situations where the diversity of language & culture seem to dictate that meaningful connection is just impossible and yet the bonds of belonging always prevail!

The Joy Of Belonging!

I love that feeling and am grateful that I can experience it in ever-expanding levels in such a variety of ways!
However, I am even more grateful that I can know the joy of belonging to God!
The promise to us is this, ‘I am my Beloved’s and He is mine’ (Song of Solomon 6:3)!

How amazing is that!

I belong to God and He belongs to me!

To know His warm embrace and tender care is beyond description!

I love the words of ‘I Stand In Awe Of You’ by Hillsong United!

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful of comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp your infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above
And I stand, I stand in awe of you
I stand, I stand in awe of you
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of you.

There is such security, strength and satisfaction in knowing this and living in the reality of it!

The Joy Of Belonging … the gift that keeps on giving!

I am already looking forward to my next opportunity!

How about you!

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