"the gospel in her home" (the family of God)
it is an amazing thing to watch siblings be created. two people, created by God, of the same blood and of the same kin. this is something new for me, as my sister is adopted and though we surprisingly look alike, we don't share any of the same DNA.
today my thought is quick and simple. the gospel is beautiful because it redeems us: body, soul and spirit. it reconciles us to God. it gives us eternal life in fellowship with the Creator.
the gospel is also so beautiful, and so glorious because it redeems our relationships to one another. it gives us brothers and sisters - stronger than blood or law - that will be eternal. it reconciles us to one another in a way no counseling or common interest or national pride could ever do. we have been given eternal life in fellowship with ONE ANOTHER and in that a deeper, holistic fellowship with the Creator.
this is why, as Abraham, we look to a City whose Builder and Maker is God. because there, not only will Christ shine as the Sun and be our light. but also, we will be part of a perfect family - without jealousy or bitterness, not bickering or selfishness. we will know family like never before.
and in watching little Lucia and little Amos interact - part of the same home from the same parents, it's a small picture of the family of God - from every nation, tribe and tongue the Lord is redeeming for Himself even now. Hallelujah!
check out the posts over at After His Smile HERE and Mike + Brit HERE.