Gracious Father, who has adopted us into your loving family, let us not forget your kindness in taking us into your arms through the blood of your beloved son, that we would not take for granted this gift, but be humbled and honored and seek to live up to it by returning that kindness into your creation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
'Remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.' - Eph. 2:12-13