The Gift of Family
You find families for those who are lonely. You set prisoners free and let them prosper.
God has given us the gift of Family
Before the church was formed, before even the idea of clubs and organizations came to be...God created family. He knew we would need a place to represent home, to help us feel safe and loved. Sadly, there are times when we feel far from our family. We lose family members whom we love. And, at times, not all family make us feel loved and safe and home.
But not all family are tied to our bloodlines. There are those who become like family. I have friends who call them 'framily'. Friends who become family. Whether we are related by blood, or by the Spirit, our family are true gifts from God!
The testament to God's provision of family to us is found in Psalm 68:6 & 7 (NLT), "Father to the fatherless, defender of widows - this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy." When we are lonely, God finds family for us! Clearly He is committed to connecting us and meeting the need we have to belong!
God has given us the gift of Family.