May 2, 2008

Thursday's Thoughts...on Friday...


So, I'm not going to say " Sorry for being a day late..." because yesterday was a GREAT family day! And when I say family I mean all FOUR members of our family. Darren didn't have to go into work for anything...not a single warrant had to be signed, no court appearances, no reports to fix, nothing! (He did take a guy who wants to become a cop to the obstacle course to do a practice run, but I think that's more good Samaritan-ish and doesn't count). We even went to see a local high school's spring musical with the kids! I'll post more about that later...
So on with my Thoughts...
I'm still reading along in the book of Luke. I'm deep into Jesus' ministry and all his miracles... One thing that struck me was a few verses in chapter 8:19-21. Jesus was busy teaching and preaching the Word to a crowd of people and his mother and brothers were trying to get closer to Him. Some interrupted Him to let Him know they were there and he replied that "His mother and brothers hear the Word of God and do it." This reply teaches us that spiritual ties and relationships are stronger than natural ties. This also implies that His mother is no closer to Him than anyone else who does the will of God.
I wondered how I would feel if my natural ties were not also spiritual ties. (Both my parents are members of the church) If they left would I be strong enough in my Faith and beliefs to stand up for myself and MY family? Could I lean on my spiritual ties to help me through it? I'm fortunate that I don't think that will ever happen, but many of my friends have been faced with that situation and I'm so proud of them for being strong Christian examples. My husband even stood up to his own mother when she left our church about 5 years ago. He never batted an eye or doubted our Faith for one moment...I was pregnant with our first child at the time and knew right then that he was going to be a great Christian father for our children. (His mother has recently been coming back to church! Hopefully she'll place her membership soon)
I just have always equated church with my family because I was raised in the Church... They go hand in hand.
Anyway...I don't have a real thought provoking way to end this...just the little thoughts I gathered together.






4 comments:

Tabby said...

You are so right,Stacia. In the Air Force, everywhere we went we always felt like we had a spiritual family that was just as close, if not closer at times, as our physical family. And now we feel like we have family all over the place, especially in Georgia. :)

I'm so glad you guys had a good family day on Thursday!

Dawn said...

I feel the church is my family, too. Sometimes I walk into the auditorium or the fellowship room and I think to myself, "I'm home."

It's a wonderful feeling.

On that note, I've made a personal "goal" to speak to as many people as possible at church and say their name. "Hello, Ms. or Mr. So-n-so."

You know what I mean? I want everyone to fell as part of the family as I do. I know I talk to the same people way too much.

Long comment, I know. :/

Aric and Amber said...

One thing that I'll always be grateful to my parents for is raising us in church. No matter where we moved to the first thing we did was find a church home. Now that I'm doing the same thing in my adult life, our church family is ESSENTIAL to our lives.

I sure ache for my Georgia family.

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great day. I hope you got some pictures. I want to hear all about the play. I really like your thought this week. I feel like the church is my family too.