The idea of family originates with God from creation. Starting with the fish to snails, antelopes to lions, every creature was placed in a family. Adam was also placed in a family when God said ” let us make man in our image after our likeness”. Essentially, man was placed in the family of God. All this was because it is good, perfect, wonderful and a blessing to be part of a family!
The first blessing I want to highlight is the Blessing of Belonging. Nothing is lost and confused like having no family. When Cain killed his brother and ran away from the family, he literally suffered each day because he had no sense of belonging. You don’t have to do life alone and lose like Cain because God has placed you in a family. (Genesis 4:1-15)
Your natural and spiritual family give you a sense of belonging. It says you are not alone, confused, lost and without direction. You have a point of reference, a backup plan, a fall back position. It tells you where you are coming from and where you are going. Your family means you are covered
Life will present many challenges and opportunities but never allow anything to deprive you of the blessings of belonging to a family. There maybe times when you feel like you would be better off without your family. You may even be tempted to just change your family. But nothing in this world will replace your God given family.
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 133:1-2 Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] For brethren to dwell together in unity! [It is] like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, am grateful for the family that you have given me. This is your idea for us to live and support each other at all times. May we not lose your heart pertaining family,amen.