You don't belong here. Get out.
Ever heard that before?
It can be devastating when we feel like we do not belong. As humans, we seek to belong (be a part of; to have the proper qualifications) and being rejected can be difficult and painful.
Many organizations require us to meet certain criteria to belong- good credit, integrity, dependable, etc. Or we have to agree to to adhere to specific rules. Belonging depends on our worthiness.
There is a song that became important in our family a few years ago when we were trying to get our son to understand that he did in fact belong in our family. And more importantly, he belonged in God's family.
The song says
You're never too broken to belong
Never too wounded never too far gone
When you find Jesus you find you're home
And you're never too broken to belong
You can listen to Gold City sing it here. https://youtu.be/zqOdQbxC7Gs
Isn't that beautiful to a broken soul?
No criteria to meet. No rules to follow.
We are part of God's family because we have the proper qualification- Jesus. And He will never, never, ever tell you to get out.
Happy Saturday y'all!