"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit."--Ephesians 2:19-22 Do you ever feel left out? A misfit? Not cool enough for the "in" crowd?
But if God is our Father, this can never be true of us any longer. In Him, we all have equal status. No one is greater. No one is lesser. As it has been said, the ground at the foot of the cross is level.
If you are a child of God, you are an essential part of the body of Christ. Not the cornerstone. Not even the foundation. But you are important. Without you, there is a gaping hole in the holy temple.
We have worth, not because of what we have done, but because of what He has done. Never forget it.
- Do you ever feel like a stranger or alien, especially in your church? What truth does this verse give you?
- If your current (or past) experience negates this passage, ask the Lord to guide you into His truth, that you might live by it and not out of your experience.