Saturday, February 16, 2013

‎"My Family" - 02/15/13 - Numbers 7:1-89

"they had to carry the holy things for which they were responsible on their shoulders." (7:9)

My Family in Him. 

We are all different in this family of ours.  Some have broader shoulders, some have stronger arms and legs.  Some have the energy of youth and some enjoy sitting and watching others in action.  Some have the crown of wisdom adorning their head in the lovely shade of gray.  Some are just learning the art of hair coloring.  There are some that are the life of the party and some who have just as much fun observing the goings on. 

We are all different, yet related because we are of the same blood - His.

Each created in His image

Through our Savior we are all made Holy.

In His family, we are responsible for each other.  And at different times, each of us is to carry the other - as sometimes we will be carried.

When His family is obeying His commands, following His Christlike example - His family works. 

I love the times that my family in Him has surrounded me in love when attacked from the world. Standing together as His Warriors in this spiritual warfare. How He has blessed me when  siblings were there for me or when I was there for them .  For the joy that is shared amongst us when we celebrate life events that are of Him.  In encouraging each other in the hardships, trials and tribulations.  The accountability that is there during temptations and valleys.  To help each other along in our journey of intimacy in Him.  To lift each other up in prayer, to lean on each others shoulders, and at times to even cry upon them.  The reassuring hug, the pat on the back, the twinkle in the glad eyes when seeing each other.  Delighting in each others company.  Exchanging words or sometimes just sharing a space.  These are just some of the acts of love.

The thankfulness I have that He opened my eyes to see what a treasury of family He has blessed me with.  That we are not holy things, but His holy children.  Precious to Him and to each other. 

My family in Him.

1 comment:

Dana Caley said...

So loved reading this. Chris and I were just talking the other day about the gift we have as the body of Christ to cover one another. She shared with me Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
When we cover one another we seek love... I love that. Praying for you dear friend!! Hope to see you very soon!!!