The past few days, spending time with family, has been a very blessed time. My parents came to town over the weekend and we went back home to visit with other relatives. God has blessed us with an amazing family.
Family is very important. This time of year, families come together to share memories of their pasts. Grandparents entertain the kids with stories of how the holidays were when they were little. The children always seem to be amazed. Family traditions are carried on!
Then, there are the families that do not get together. They don’t get together because they aren’t able to; they don’t fellowship because they choose not to. They choose not to because siblings do not get along or other family members have had conflicts that are unresolved.
Family is very important to Christ. We must try to resolve conflicts with other members of the family.
Why should we try to do this? It’s simple…
1 John 4:20: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Being in a conflict with another family member blocks your relationship with Christ. Plain and simple.
You don’t need to ignore the conflict and go on about your life like it’s no big deal. Don’t just try to sweep it under the rug.
It’s time to start now. Repairing your relationship with your family will repair the brokenness in your relationship with Christ.
Don’t wait until the person comes to you as that could be too late. Go to that person and do what you can to make it right. Family bonds are very important to Christ.
We are called to be Christ-like in our daily walk. This includes the relationships with our family members.
If you are struggling with a relationship that needs help, go to that person and talk. Pray with each other and for each other.
God is good!