In a world that moves at a break-neck pace to declare all things under the sun as common, the Word of God stands to halt the madness and reveal to us the heart of God concerning creation and His love for it — and us. As Christ-followers, we are part of that special, called out family that he has created to love one another and to serve as his presence on earth to call the rest of creation to him, under the authority of Christ Jesus and by the power of His Spirit. Full participation in God’s family allows us to experience the fullness of our salvation and the great meaning for our lives determined by God before the foundation of the world. God determined that what was and is best for us is to experience his love for us and his purpose for our lives in the active love found in a family.