Clowns, trolls, and other flawed creatures

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Eph. 1:5

The family of God is full of clowns, trolls, and other flawed, dysfunctional creatures many of us would never pick as friends. You can’t pick your family. To paraphrase Robert Frost, church is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.

Lord, thank you for the those who had the grace to take me in.