i want to belong.

good news:  the weather was gorgeous today.

bad news:  i have not been to the beach since january (when this photo was taken).

since the sun came out to play today, i saw more miatas than usual.  just like motorcyclists, miata owners acknowledge other miatas with a wave.  several times today i waved at total strangers and they waved back.  with the wind whipping through my hair, i searched my heart to figure out why that simple gesture made me feel so happy.  it all came down to {i belong}.  by owning my car, i belong to the “i own a miata” club.

silly as that sounds, i think we all want to belong.  not necessarily to the miata club…but to something.

as a child of God, i’ve got countless family members whom i have never met.  wouldn’t it be cool to know at a glance that a brother or sister is walking by?  it would be amazing to know in an instant that we have that common ground.

i think God wants that too.  we are called to be set apart (Leviticus 20:26) and to be a light in this world (Matthew 5:16).  but above all we are called to love.

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:35

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