Where I Belong
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread I'm a Boucher pie and today is reading I called where I belong
 at the end of a meal to Mark Passover a traditional Jewish holiday that celebrates and remembers the greatness of God's saving work church members Express their Joy by dancing together in a circle very stood back watching with a huge smile he were marked how much he loved these occasions saying this is my family now this is my community I found somewhere where I know I can love and be loved where I belong
 in his childhood very suffered cruelly emotional and physical abuse robbing him of his Joy but his local church welcomes him and introduced him to Jesus finding their unit enjoy infectious he began following Christ and felt loved and accepted
 in Psalm 133 King David used powerful images to illustrate the far-reaching effects of the good and Pleasant Unity of God's people
 he said it's like someone who is Anointed with precious oil the liquid running down over their collar this anointing was common in the ancient world sometimes as a greeting when one entered a home David also compared this Unity to the dude that falls on the mountain bringing life and blessing
 oil releases a fragrance that fills the room and do bring some moisture to dry places Unity to has good and pleasant effects such as welcoming those who are alone let's take to be United in Christ so that God can bring about good through us
 today our scripture reading is from Psalm 133
 how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity it is like Precious oil poured on the head running down on the beard running down on Aaron's beard down on the collar of his robe it is as if the Dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion for their the Lord bestows his Blessing even life forevermore
let's pray Jesus help us to show your love not only to those we find easy to accept but also to those we find challenging we anticipate with joy how you will answer the prayer which we pray in the name of Jesus Amen
 thank you for listening today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries