Joys of Being in the Family of God

The Joys of Being in the Family of God
Fifteen years ago, my husband and I slept on the floor of an old-grocery-store-turned-into-a-church in inner city Denver. We were with a group doing street ministry. During that week, we met the church worship leader, a humble man named Jude Del Hierro, who wrote the praise song “More Love, More Power.” 

Several years later we found ourselves in an old-theater-turned-into-a-church in inner city Budapest, and the praise band sang “Több erőt, több szeretetet,” Hungarian for “More Love, More Power.”*

Revelation 5:9 says: “[Christ’s] blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”

I’m amazed how similar and diverse my family is…the family of God, that is. Here I was—an American woman from North Carolina listening to my Hungarian brothers and sisters in Budapest, Hungary sing a song written by our Hispanic brother in Colorado. 

My God has ransomed men, women and children from every tribe, language, people and nation, and I’m one of them! 

© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
* Actually, "more power, more love"
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The Joys of Being in the Family of God


  1. Such a small world and especially the world of Believers!! Amazing!!


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