Monday, May 4, 2009

The Family

May 4, 2009

Sorry for the unplanned absence but I hope to get back to a regular schedule starting now. 

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Family seeks Jesus; Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21

Luke 8:19-21 ESV 
 19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd.
20 And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.”
21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” 

Did Jesus really deny His family on earth?

The simple answer is no.  They were His family, just like your flesh and blood family is.  That however is the flesh and blood.  We are also part of a spiritual family.  And the people who were there listening to Him as He spoke were trying to grow their spiritual bodies. His family was out to pull Him aside and get him to cut back on the stuff He was doing. 

So Jesus tells them, these (spiritual) people are my family. 

Do you have a spiritual family?  How extended is it?  Do they give you help when you need it? Do you give help when they need it?

Read for tomorrow: Parables by the Sea; Matthew 13:1-35; Mark 4:1-34; Luke 8:4-18