Reclaiming the Family
One of the greatest blessings we can receive in this life is the love of a family. The bonds that exist between its members are sacred. It’s no accident that the Bible is filled with passages that explain our relationship to God by comparing it to our relationship with our father. Our earthly families are intended to reflect God’s unconditional love. Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves His church; and wives are called to devote themselves to their husbands as the church devotes itself to Christ.
Unfortunately, imitating the love that exists between God and His church in a family is no easy feat. Families often struggle with emptiness, lack of communication and pain. They don’t realize the resolution they are straining for is simpler than the battle they’re fighting. Frankly, if our house has a damaged foundation, it doesn’t matter how much spackle we use. Cracks will keep reappearing. In the same way, a family can’t succeed that doesn’t have and maintain a solid foundation.
We are starting a new sermon series titled “Reclaiming the Family.” These messages are an urgent appeal for families to face their strengths and weakness, break destructive cycles, and get on with healing and hope.
To get to where we want to be, we need to know the destination. No matter where you are now, whether you’re single and dreaming of a family or a seasoned veteran of matrimony, keep your eyes turned to God’s love. That is the ideal. Once you’ve aligned yourself with God’s purposes for you, the rest will fall into place.