God is good.
‘ And all my life He has been faithful and I’m going to sing of the goodness of God.‘
Words from the chorus of the enclose song, one of my particular favourites at the moment.
Family is one of God’s biggest gifts.
Although people’s experience of this vary vastly we would all have a dream and a concept of what a good relationship of family should be.
We are not created to be alone.
We were created to be sons and daughters of God and coheirs with Christ.
God was and is the perfect Father.
Often waiting for His prodigal sons and daughters to come home and own what He has given and who He is.
Our families were meant to reflect all that perfect love, care and relationship.
God is Good. He gets it right all the time.
We are variable. At our best we get it right at our worst far from it.
Fortunately for us Jesus has paid the ransom for our times of getting it wrong and in believing in Him and this we are still accepted and loved as His family.
We collectively form the family of mankind.
Those of us who have encountered Jesus and faith are called the family of Church.
The essence of family in all of its good forms hinges on Love and relationship one with another.
Being separate, alone or outcasted is not now and never has been in God’s plan for us.
One of the realisations being experienced as a result of the actions implemented by coronavirus.
May we always yearn for closeness and unity.
Provide family for those without.
Know God as the good Father and all others as brothers and sisters.
The illustration was inspired by the recent allowing of households to have one more bubble united into their family again and the joy that yearned for closeness brought.
The hug that wordlessly spoke volumes.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“We love because he first loved us.”1 John 4:19 ESV
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 ESV
Song is Goodness of God. By Jenn Johnson