The desire of God on earth is family!
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19 KJV
The desire of God on Earth is family! When we are born again, we are “adopted into God’s family and become His children” (Rom. 8:16). God is our perfect heavenly Father, and Jesus is the strongest and best big brother we can be proud of!
Our earthly family is a model of God’s family and God’s plan for raising children. Even if our earthly family lacked God’s love, as believers, we have a second chance to grow within the church as part of God’s family “to full maturity… to the measure of the full stature” as Ephesians 4 talks about.