FROM THE PASTOR ..
God’s Amazing Family
When Tammy Harris of Roanoke, Virginia, turned 21,she began searching for her biological mother. At the same time her mother Joyce was searching for her. Paul Greene writes, “One day Joyce overheard Tammy talking with another co-worker about trying to find her mother. Soon they were comparing birth certificates.”
Tammy and Joyce had been working together at a convenience store, never realizing they were mother and daughter. It was an amazing family reunion!
We spend time with people in worship, fellowship and elsewhere, at times forgetting that we are related. We are brothers and sisters in Christ with one Father. It helps to remember when we pray “Our Father,” that the people who are praying with us are family. It’s why we say, “Our.” Our amazing family is a gift from God.
We’re to be amazed with the individuals with whom we share God’s service. The people in God’s family are redeemed by God, a new creation. We’re surrounded by immortality. C.S. Lewis once said, “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”
God’s Word tells us, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (II Peter 2:9) It reminds us that people dwell in darkness. There are still people we can bring into God’s amazing family.
Let’s work together as a family to help grow God’s amazing family!
~ Pastor Ken