Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
FAMILY: Replica of the Kingdom of God
Psalm 127: 1
This week we celebrate Family Week.
I would like to share some reflections related to it. May God bless our families.
The well-known Bishop, Fulton Sheen is famous for what he said about marriage. 'Three to get Married'. God is the essential element of the family, the one who brings us together and blesses us for the rest of our lives. The family was established according to God's purpose. Without him, it would not be complete.
According to Dr. KM Tharakan, the family is based on five things.
"Deep faith in God, deep love between family members, willingness to enter into the heart, the ability to live without being poor or rich, a spirit of love and respect for others as we love ourselves ". The most important of these is faith in God. "Unless Yahweh builds the house, the builders work in vain" (Psalm 127.1).
God's presence must always be evident in the family established by Him. Joshua's declaration of faith, "I and my family will serve the Lord" is a faith model of Old Testament family life. This is a legacy that needs to be followed. The first lessons of spirituality begin in the family. Homes should become sources of godly devotion. The family should be a place of prayer.
Lord Give us the strength to rely on each other and rely on you
Thought for the day.
B. R. Brickner once said that the success of marriage lies in being good, not in marrying a good one.
Archit Thomas Koshy Maramon Mar Thoma Church