child in Child
I am a daughter. I have parents. This will never change. I will always be someone’s child and you are as well. Everyone has a parent. Now, you may not like them or get along well with them. You may have multiple parents—step, biological, adoptive, foster—parents. But we are all children.
Christ can relate. He is both child and Child. He came from God the Father, lived as a child of Mary and Joseph, and returned to reign on the throne as the Son of God.
Some children have siblings, a brother or a sister. Christ had those as well, on earth and, now, so much more in his kingdom.. In Roman’s Paul calls those who are in Christ, “co-heirs”.
I attend a meeting on Sunday nights where we gather to express Christ. Sounds fancy, right? It’s actually not. It’s just everyone contributing and sharing about what Christ has done and is doing. Where He has given us eyes and ears to see Him and how we continue to be amazed at how he is everywhere. When we started meeting it felt foreign to call each other “brothers and sisters.” It’s who we are, but living out of a true identity is always difficult at first. The new feels foreign. The lie seems safer. But I digress.
On Sunday nights I remember Christ has made it possible for me to call him brother. His being Child has made it possible for this child to partake in unsearchable riches of my brother, who is Christ. Not only in myself, but so much more through his expression in the brothers and sisters I am with on a weekly basis.