Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named…

Family is important. God established the family at Creation, and it has been the foundation of society ever since. My brother and I were born to a wonderful mother and father, and on top of that we had great relationships with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We had a large family, and it was a blessing; it still is.

We all have earthly families. But as wonderful as family is, we Christians belong to another family that’s even more wonderful, the family of God. That’s why we believers are called Christians. The whole family of heaven and earth is named after Christ.

When we all get to Heaven there will be a big family reunion at the throne of Christ. Until then, the family of God is joined together in the Church. The Church is where the household of God meets for worship and fellowship. We love each other and support each other. Our relationship with each other is that of brother and sister. We are the adopted Children of God and coheirs with Jesus.

Family is important. There is nothing sadder than to be separated from your family. The same is true of Christians. It’s a sad thing when Christians separate themselves from the Church—their Christian family. If you’ve been neglecting your brothers and sisters in Christ, it might do you well to reconnect with them at Church.

Have a God Filled Week,
Brother Donnie

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