This past weekend Leah and I took our kids to visit both sides of our family. We were able to attend our niece’s birthday party and then spent time visiting my family where we enjoyed swimming with those cousins. Over the weekend it was exciting to watch our kids meet new family members for the first time and watch how they interacted with everyone. On Monday night while tucking the kids in bed, Leah and I questioned the kids about their favorite moments from the weekend. The kids shared how much they loved swimming with family, playing on the swing set with family, and eating together as a family. Key word… family.
The past several months has reminded me how important family is to each of us. It’s where we find our initial identity and it’s hopefully a place to be welcomed home. It’s the people we love so strongly. After spending a weekend seeing our family and reconnecting, I was also reminded about how important my family is at Riverchase too.
Riverchase is also my family. It’s the people shaping my identity in Christ. It’s the people who welcome me as a brother. It’s the people who love me strongly.
One day we will be able to all be together at our building to worship. We will be able to watch the kids run the hallway eager to get to Bible class. We will be able to once again hug and laugh.
Remember that your Christian family is still connected to you.
Remember that you need your fellow Christian brothers and sisters to maintain a strong relationship with God.
Remember you are created to be connected with others.
What can you do this week to connect with another member of our church family?