Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. – Matthew 7:24-25
Family is a very crucial part of all our lives. God designed the family unit for a reason. The bond between a man and woman in marriage is very similar to the bond we the church have with Jesus. We the church are referred to as the bride and Jesus is the groom.
We go through the process of having children made in our physical image who grow up and deny us after raising them! LOL – This is a funny but true statement I once heard from a comedian. God made us in His spiritual image and we turn around and deny Him like many of our children deny us at times.
Many Americans do not even acknowledge God does exist. Over 50% of Americans believe more in Darwin and evolution from Apes than from God’s word in our bible. Every family needs a strong foundation of principles to maintain a solid structure. Without the bible as a foundation many families are crumbling in America and around the world. We, as parents, can never be always right. Parents need the foundation of the bible to teach our kids the proper way to live. We are sinful. If our kids are taught to follow us as parents as examples children will just be following sinners. Teach your children to follow the bible not you and they have a solid foundation to build their lives on.
Family is a reflection of Gods’ love. Family is a way to show the love of our father in heaven here on earth. As we love and care for our children, kids will learn what fatherly love is about. Children will know how much God loves them by the love their earthly father has shown them as an example.
We must also realize who are real families are. Jesus was very clear that our real families are those who follow Jesus. God is father to all of us. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.