In the Father’s Holy Family

We’ve been looking at 1 Peter 1:15, and seeing that just as the Father who called us is holy, so we should be holy in all we do. Here’s a devotional poem from Christ-follower Rena Himick seeing the same. It’s called “In the Father’s Holy Family.”

Adopted! I’ve been adopted!
I was a runaway,
a ragamuffin in
an orphanage of sin.
But now through Christ Jesus,
my hero, king, and kin,
my Father brings me home again!

Family! His family forever!
Not pridefully alone,
walking, weeping, sleeping,
on squalid streets of self.
Through my brother Jesus,
I am my Father’s child
and have His Kingdom for a home.

Family! His family forever!
Taught day by gracious day
the Father’s family way:
His holy truth above,
His holy life of love,
His reborn child set free
to bear the family resemblance.

Devotional poem © 2016 Rena Himick. Used with permission.

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