In John 19:26-27, Jesus offers the disciple a new family with Mary as his mother. Friends are yours to choose but not family; they are God given. God has strategically placed you in the family He chose, that you would share the love of Christ among those who are lost.
It’s obvious, our families are under attack from every direction. People of God while we were “sleeping” our real enemy has sown seeds of discord, bitterness and perversion. The enemy is not our loved ones, even though they may sometimes play that role.
You must be the light in darkness! Christ drew us through love. We should pray “Jesus, help me walk in love as you did”. Our families need to see a Christ centered life up close. I can hear you thinking, “You don’t know my family”. I can say the same. There is no such thing as the perfect family.
Jesus, like many of us, had a blended family. In this environment someone else (God) has decided your loved ones. The charge remains the same. The scriptures asks a question. What have we done if we only do good to those who are good to us?
As Believers, we must pray for wisdom to win our lost family members. Do not be fooled, our God is not mocked. Whatsoever you sow, that you shall also reap.
Pastor Barrett Watson
Momentum Church Memphis