My Family

My Family
Summer 2015

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family Dynamics-an observation by Isaac

Last night, Isaac came downstairs and made a funny observation.
"I was just thinking about the dynamics of who is in this house right now...."

Oma and Opa speaking German to eachother--immigrants from Germany in 1952--accents still in tact.
A little crazy Asian boy-now our son for more than a year.
A "Punk" teenager--and all his clothing choices that his Oma questions.
A white suburban mom and dad.

It is kind of funny when you think about it.
Then he said,

"Look what you've created..."

I would venture to say..."Look what God has done!"

This brought to mind what God's Family looks like.  What a mixed up group we all are.  We come from every nation, every age, every variety of "style".
And to quote Isaac..."Look what [God] created..."
Look at how different and unique God has created each of us to be.
I just love that.
So let's not judge when we see someone walk into church that doesn't look like us.
Let's just simply "Look at what [God] has created..." and rejoice with one another at our differences.

Families don't always "look" like we might expect or anticipate when we start out life.  And others in the body of Christ may look different.  I think we all have "ideas" about what family or even church goers "should" look like.  But, God doesn't see it that way.

"His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure." (Ephesians 1:5 NLT)

To God be the Glory for that!

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