BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
TO A CHURCH THAT SUPPORTS ME
So, when Peter had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.
Being born again runs parallel to the doctrine of the family of God. Every Christian is born twice; first physically, born into an earthly family; then spiritually, born into the family of God. Ideally, one's earthly family is also part of the family of God--but this is not always the case.
For the better part of His earthly ministry, Jesus's family had serious doubts about Him, they thought He was quite out of His mind. In that context, Jesus made a telling remark about family. "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother." In other words, the Church is our ultimate family. Peter understood that when, upon his miraculous release from jail, he found the whole Jerusalem church had been gathered in pray for him. The Church--God's forever family now on earth-deserves a shout-out from all its members.
Have we made our local church our spiritual family? That means time, involvement, service, giving, praying--everything earthly families do and more. The dignity of serving God is second only to the dignity of belonging to His family.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will demonstrate His ultimate Love, Comfort and Compassion in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you , but will walk with you, leading you down righteous paths until you come to be with Him in heaven. God Bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.