From Slaves To Siblings
The reality is that we really don't deserve our Christian families, do we? But God put us here with faithful “parents” so that we would learn about the inheritance of eternal life. The reality is we don’t belong in God’s family, but he makes us his children. We deserve to be like the rest of this world, locked up as a prisoner of sin and the law with the key thrown away, but Christ has come.
Jesus Christ gave up his life so that he might destroy the power of Satan, that he would unlock the door to heaven so that we can enter freely anytime that he calls us home. Knowing all this we are thankful children. Colossians says that we are to live lives that are giving thanks: "Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves" (Colossians 1:12,13).
Jesus, God’s own Son is our brother. God, Jesus’ Father is our Father. Heaven, their home is our home, our inheritance. We are blessed as children of God.