Jesus is the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. He is the ultimate big brother to each one of us and His Father has become our Father (John 20:17) because of the finished work of the cross. Hallelujah for such a salvation! …That we are being conformed day by day into the likeness of our elder brother and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The more that we understand that the Christian is all about family, the more we will experience the family love that is ours with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. You and I are not orphans, but joint heirs with Jesus! (Romans 8:17) My prayer today is that each and every one of us would know that God chose us before the foundation of the world to become part of His everlasting family. May the reality of this promise transform how we see ourselves, our brothers and sisters, and our elder brother Jesus!