The Journey 14: Transformed Living
Theme: Tranformation in my family life
Read: Luke 10:38-42
One of the unique features of many of the families in the United States is the conscious decision of many families to spend time together. Important event like Thanksgiving day, or on Christmas day, all the members of the families meet together to enjoy time of fellowship and togetherness. People also go to places like the beach or go on cruise so that they are able to relax and also enjoy time together as a family. Meeting together, these getaways are the ways by which the family members share a common bond among themselves. It is these common bonds among the family members that strengthens our family. But I believe there is a greater bond that can strengthen our family. What is that common bond?
In the biblical portion that we read today for our meditation we find a family who is very attached to Jesus Christ. Even our Lord enjoyed spending time with this family. This is the family of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. In [John 11: 5], we find that Jesus loved this family. A wonderful intimacy between the shepherd and the sheep. As an achen, I always thank God for some of the most wonderful relationship that God has given to me as I serve in His ministry. Being the chaplain in the south east region of the United States, God has given relationships that has enriched our lives and ministry. Whenever Jesus came to the house of Lazarus, the sisters Martha and Mary would enjoy His visit and also would want to serve him and listen to him [Luke 10:38]. The unique feature of this family members was that all of them shared a personal relationship with the Lord and also had a common bond with our Saviour and that is what made the family of Mary, Martha and Lazarus a blessed family. In our family life we may share lots of commonalities and common bonds between the spouses, or between other members of the family, but what is it that makes our family life blessed and transformatory?. I believe it is the common bond that we should share with our Lord Jesus Christ. When each member of the family has an intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, we become connected in the most wonderful and mysterious ways with each other thus making our family life a blessed life.
You may have lots of common bonds between each other, but do you all share a same common bond with our Lord as a family? Is Jesus Chris the center of your family life?. The answer to this question will help us to strengthen our family.
Let us Pray:
Thank you Lord for our family life. Help us to remember that you are the common bond that we should share so that we honour you and you become the center of our family life. Amen.
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 27-29, Mathew 22-24, Psalms 27-29, Proverbs 18-19PS.