(Mark 3:31-34 ESV)
I got to thinking about how we choose our families. Sometimes we do so through marriage, and other times we do so by loving up on the folks around us. Choosing to be in community with a new group of people. Really BEING family with them.
With all that in my brain I come to this passage where Jesus, he had a good upbringing, and his family (which he loves) comes to him wanting to spend time with him, and Jesus chose who his family was...the people he had gathered around himself. He told them "Here are my mother and my brothers".
I have to admit, I would have found that hard to bear if I was part of his birth family. I would have felt very rejected. BUT as someone called into his family, I feel very honoured to be in that position. To know that Jesus is choosing ME above his birth family.
Doesn't it make you feel special and well loved? To know that Jesus holds you in such high regard?
It makes me wonder.
Should we do the same?
Letting our families know how important our body of believers is? Making the body of believers that we worship with a real family to us?
If we aren't, how come?
if we do, how do we show it?
I have to admit, I find this idea hard? I struggle with the thought of making my church home FAMILY to me. And I have to wonder if that is a sin attitude on my part or just situational/generational. I will need to think and pray on this.
How is it for you?