“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10
Richard Atwood reminds us that we should do good to everyone and especially to those who are Christians. Doing good and loving others says our faith is genuine, that we really are disciples of Jesus. Jesus even said that people would recognize His disciples by the way they love one another (John 13:34, 35). When we become Christians, we become part of God’s family. A family is there for each other and loves one another through the good and bad. We all need this and want to be part of something where people love and accept one another. Who could resist a place where you see such love demonstrated?
Consider two thoughts:
1.) People want to go to a church where they have friends who care for them. We need a place where we can be honest about our struggles and problems. If it isn’t church, where is it?
2.) Non-Christians see real fellowship, caring and unity, and are attracted. This can present an opportunity to know Jesus and commit their life to Him. How can we attract others to our churches without fellowship, caring and unity?
Do you sense the love of others when you are at church? Are you careful to demonstrate love to others, especially when you are at church? Your warm smile, handshake, kind words and willingness to engage in caring conversation will make a difference.
May God bless you as you do good to one another!
The Family of God
I'm so glad I'm a part of the Family of God,
I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family,
The Family of God.
You will notice we say "brother and sister" 'round here,
It's because we're a family and these are so near;
When one has a heartache, we all share the tears,
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear.
Posted on Thu, February 23, 2012
by Dave Jones