10/18/2012

(Hebrews 2:11 NIV) “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family.  So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”

Families truly are a blessing from God.  Families are great because in them we find friends, support, love, comfort and much more.  Some of us are blessed to have families like this at our side every day.  But nobody’s family is perfect.  Unfortunately because of sin families also come with fighting, arguing, backstabbing, hurting the ones you love, and much – much more. 

It stinks when things in the family are not well – doesn’t it?  It makes you angry, sad, feel alone and at times betrayed.  It hurts.  At times it makes you feel like you have no family at all.

But nothing could be further from the truth!  No matter what your family situation is like – great, struggling, broken or non-existent you have a family you can count on.  This family will never cheat you, will never leave you, will never steal from you, will never speak unkind words to you but instead this family will love you, comfort you, care for you and never leave you.  In fact this family loves you so much one of them was willing to die for you – this family member is Jesus!

Through His death and resurrection and at your baptism you were adopted into this awesome family.  Through your baptism you look holy in your Heavenly Father’s eyes as your sins have been covered by Jesus’ blood. You are a valued precious family member of God!  And as a member of God’s family what do you get?  But you get the inheritance!  Because of Jesus your God is not ashamed to spend eternity with you!  He is not ashamed to call you His dear child and Christ is not ashamed to call you His brother!

What an awesome family you have!  They will never leave you and always be with you!

Rejoicing that I have a family I can ALWAYS count on, just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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