Monday, April 12, 2010

Family Issues

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.

In today’s reading (Mark 3) we see Jesus family enter into the picture. There is one verse about his family that really stood out to me … “When his family heard about this, they went to take chare of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

Jesus own family did not understand exactly who he was. Now they must have known that he was someone special. I mean Mary was visited by an Angel and through that visit found out she had been chosen by God to deliver the son of God. She then conceived without having sexual relations with any man. Within Jesus family it has to be known that he is there for something special. But they still do not get it.

Jesus is teaching things that are different than what Mom and Dad raised him to know. Jesus is performing all of these miracles and wondrous acts. Jesus is doing things that invoke the rage of the ruling classes. And now his family is scared of what the consequences might be. They have come to take charge of him, to calm him down and protect their relationship with him.

Families play a vital role in the lives of people. They help us make decisions, they help us vent, and even protect us when times get tough. However, sometimes family can harm us. Jesus family did not want him to continue down the path he was going, even thought it was the God ordained path. There may come a time in walk with Christ that your family does not want you to continue. It is during these times we must react like Christ, continue walking the path of righteousness, seeking God’s leadership and guidance, so that you can say in all things you sought to please God.

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