Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you look for an opportunity to kill me, because there is no place in you for my word. I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.” (John 8:31-38, NRSV)
We have never been slaves to anyone because we are descendants of Abraham. Really! Did you forget about all the countries you were captive in? Oh and What about Egypt? When things are going our way we forget about the bad times. But in God, none of those times matter because God has set us free and given as a new life.
We have been adopted and given a permanent place in the household.
So know you are a beloved son/daughter. And always have a place here.