Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< A Different Perspective, with Berni Dymet

Christianity Works - March 30

  • 2016 Mar 30
  • COMMENTS

 

 

An Odd Family
by Berni Dymet 

Mark 3:33 And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

There was a time when Jesus was out preaching and surrounded by crowds - as He often was - and someone said to Him, your mother and your brothers are outside.  And he looked around and said "who are my mother, who are my brothers" - and He pointed to the people that were with Him and said "Here they are - anyone who does my Father's will is my mother and my brother and my sister."

What an odd response….but you know Jesus saw things so differently.  He saw things - and still does - through the eyes of God.  And my hunch is that what He's really on about with that odd response is making this point - that when we commit our lives to Him, to follow Him, to do His Father's will - then we're family.

I feel so inadequate some days - but I just take one step after the other and do my best to do His will.  And it seems - well, so ordinary.

And then Jesus comes along amidst this mundane ordinariness of life, taps you on the shoulder and whispers "you - you're family". 

For more from Berni Dymet,
please
visit the Christianity Works web site,
or
listen to the broadcast at OnePlace.com!
Please sign up for the Christianity Works Newsletter here

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com