Part of the Family

A shocking plot twist of the English period drama Downton Abbey was the romance between the Irish chauffeur, Tom Branson, and Lady Sybil, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Grantham. After their marriage, which her sisters attended in secret against the wishes of their father, Tom and Sybil eventually are welcomed into the family. Because of the strong social structures of the time, the television show focused on the difficulty both the family and the remaining servants had as they navigated Tom’s change in status from servant to family member.

Today’s devotional picks up on this theme to illustrate the amazing change of status that occurs when we become part of God’s family.

All is well,



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