Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.
Jesus is stating that through our faith in Him, everyone who follows Him and does as the Word of God instructs is His family and also ours by virtue of us being children of God.
Sometimes when I’m having a little pity party, I complain to the hubs that I’m lonely because I don’t any friends or family around. And he points out all the connections I’ve made through my blog, Facebook and Twitter and how supportive many of my online friends and family have been when I’ve needed them. This verse is a reminder that if I walk in the Word and carry myself as God would have me, then I am a child of God and sister of Christ and all of those who follow Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for including me in your family. Lord, you know I’ve always wished for a large family and sometimes I forget that I do have that family ~ the people that I’ve met through the Bible in 90 Days Program, Blogging Through The Gospels and the myriad of other ways that we’ve managed to connect. Thank you for giving me so many brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers in Christ. Amen.
I’m joining with hundreds of other bloggers in studying God’s word through a program called Blogging Through The Gospels. If you would like to participate, all you have to do is grab your Bible, read the selected chapter and then write a post on your blog. Blogging Through the Gospels is hosted by Amy at Mom’s Toolbox. To link up your post or read her SOAP, go here.
For more information about SOAP and its use for the Blogging Through The Gospels, please read What is SOAP? on Mom’s Toolbox.