But to as many as did receive Him, He gave the right to become the children of God, that is,
to those who believe in His name. -John 1:12
I pastor a church made up of all kinds of persons; black, white, brown, red, yellow. We are the family of God in Jesus. Eighty or so of our family live in residence, learning to be followers of Jesus. Our family comes together regularly to worship and learn Jesus. We, the children of God, minister together through outreaches. Our family work together at our Thrift Store, car washes, call center, etc.. We, for the most part, get along and abhor any racial animus. We take responsibility for our own actions. The glue that keeps us together is the love of God in Christ Jesus. We are true brothers and sisters in the bond of His love. We don't play the victim, but the victor. We are the family of God! I'm so glad to be part of it.
I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God, I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod. For I'm part of the family, The family of God. You'll notice we say "brother" and "sister" 'round here, It's because we're a family and these are so near; When one has a heartache, we all share the tears, and rejoice in each victory in this family so dear.