What does it mean to be called sons and daughters of God?

And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV)

What does it mean to be called sons and daughters of God? It means we are set apart, belong to His family and have a place in His home. We have the right to be confident and unashamed of our spiritual roots.
Similarly, we are afforded the same privilege as Haitian-born children. We are a part of Haiti and have a place there that we call home. Our country’s history and culture give us a reason to stand tall and be proud. Our bloodline runs deep—we are part of a resilient people.
Just like the saints in the Bible who defeated their enemies, we have conquered many adversities in defense of our freedom. And just like those saints who charted unknown territories to pursue their God-given purpose, we have all embarked on journeys that forced us to leave our comfort zone in search for better opportunities.
Simply put, we have left the country of our childhood (or we were raised by parents who did) and have settled as pilgrims, constantly having to reinvent ourselves through a new way of life. But if we learn anything about the story of Moses, it should be one, we were born to stand out, and two, we should always take advantage of every opportunity to help our fellow Haitians.
An Egyptian woman discovered Moses after his mother put him in a basket and set him on the Nile River. He was raised like an Egyptian, but he knew he was Hebrew—he never got too comfortable. When he was old enough, he left Egypt. But God sent him back to help his fellow Israelites, his brothers and sisters in the faith, who were being oppressed. God wanted Moses to lead the people out of Egypt and to the Promised Land. Not everyone got to settle in the land of milk and honey, but they all got to experience freedom, amongst many other blessings from God.
When it comes to Haiti, we must do our due diligence to lead our fellow Haitians to their proverbial Promised Land. Simply put, we must help advance and strengthen the country’s economic development so that people can enjoy three meals a day, a good education and quality health care. After all, we can’t lead them all to the US where they can take advantage of the countless breaks that so many people here take for granted.
We need to put our goals in perspective. Each one of us need to be less about “me” and more about “we” from this day forward. We cannot forget where we come from or the people who are still there. God blessed Moses so he could be a blessing to God’s other sons and daughters. And so it is with us! Let’s not forget we are all sons and daughters of God…and Haiti! We need each other.

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By Ifonia Jean

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