Family is Important
5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation. 6God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Family, it has always been so important to me.
I have not always expressed it properly, but I have an internal passion for them. Family is important to me. Show me a picture from the past with some close kin and you will see the proof. This 6’ 3”, 230 lb. man will weep like a baby. Just ask my daughter, I think she enjoys making her dad cry those sentimental tears. I have had the privilege of knowing some wonderful great grandparents. My grandparents all loved me and showed it. I had uncles that played with me and sometimes took off all my clothes and threw me into a swimming pool to have to hide under the shadow of the diving board until my mom came to rescue me. I have had an uncle serve with me in ministry and support me nonstop. I had an aunt to call me on my birthday every year and sing. I had parents that sacrificed and cared for their child as well as any Ma and Pop ever did. They provided for me, played with me and most importantly taught me about Jesus. I have taken for granted the love of a wife who gave me healthy, smart and thoughtful children. I know what it is like to have my kids run to greet me at the door.
I know that I have been blessed!
Family is important.
But what if you have no family?
What if you don’t have a loving father or mother?
What if your spouse left you?
What if you couldn’t have kids?
What if your kids are all grown and gone?
I know what great family looks like, but as those I love leave my life I am learning what less fortunate folks have known, what it feels like to be alone.
I don’t like feeling alone, family is important.
So, what if you have no family?
God has committed to fill the gap. To the fatherless he promises to step in. God himself will replace that dead beat dad or mom.
Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.
As a matter of fact, to as many as receive him he has committed to adopt them and make them his child.
John 1:12–13 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Family is important and God brings those that he saves into his.
There is more.
Psalm 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
He sets the solitary in families. He gives us more than just himself when he adopts, he gives us brothers and sisters too. Oh, how close and precious to me are some of the people that Jesus made kin through his precious blood that binds. Like any family we fight and fuss on occasion. I have some brothers and sisters in Christ that know very well the location of my last nerve but even that is a blessing isn’t it? It is the family way. God has given me two great families in my life. I am so blessed!
How about you? Are you lonely and alone? The promise of God is to you, he will be your Father and he puts the solitary in his families. Won’t you receive him today?