God Invented Families
By loving each other, and all people, we show God’s love for one another.
The family is where we understand much about how God loves us.
Praying is one of the best ways to show love to our families.
The family is God’s idea! Even before governments were set up in the earth, God established the family, first through Adam and Eve, one man and one woman, as a complete covering for the children, in the Garden of Eden.
God’s ideas are always best and there are many wonderful reasons families are an excellent idea.
Loving Families Tell the World About God
One of them is that, by obeying our parents and loving each other, we show the world the greatness of God.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (1 John 5:2)
He is loving and giving and puts us in families so we can understand more about how much He loves us. By loving each other, and all people, we show God’s love for one another, and people who aren’t even in our families. We also show love for one another when we love God and obey His commandments.
We Have Family Throughout the World!
Your family may be big or small or medium. No family is the same, and God put you on earth to enjoy having a family, and to help Him have a bigger one!
See, when we tell people how Jesus died for them and they believe in Him (get saved), then they are adopted into God’s family. And that is the very best place to be!
Did you know that, if someone believes in Jesus, even if they are from a different country, that they become part of the family of God? As the Word says in Acts 10:34:
“Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”
That’s right, it doesn’t matter where someone is from, if they love and believe in what Jesus did on the cross for them, they are your brothers and sisters in Christ, and you are theirs! All believers in Jesus are one big family!
Isn’t that wonderful?
So, if you know Jesus, you have brothers and sisters all over the world!
The family is where we understand much about how God loves us because we are shown love by our mother and father and brothers and sisters. And we show them love. When we show love to each other, we are showing how God feels about us.
To Love is to Obey
One way we show love and respect to our parents is by following their rules and being respectful while we do it. Obeying our parents is one of God’s commands for us. So obeying our parents is one of the ways we show love for Jesus.
Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.(Colossians 3:20)
The Defeated Enemy is Trying to Hurt Our Families
The enemy hates families and tries to make us not obey our parents, and also tries to make brothers and sisters mad at each other so they won’t want to be families anymore.
Sadly, the devil has made many people very angry at each other and has succeeded in destroying many families, and that has caused a lot of hurt to this whole world.
But you and I are not going to let him split our families up, are we?! No!
More Ways to Show Love to Our Families
When we know Jesus, we have power in prayer to stop the enemy’s work against our families. Even if the rest of our family is not saved, we keep on praying and know that the Lord God hears our prayers, for we are praying in His perfect will!
See, He invented families and He wants them to stay together even more than we do!
Praying is one of the best ways to show love to our families–even if they don’t know we pray for them! God sees and hears every prayer.
And, we can show our love for our families by saying sweet things to them, hugging them, telling them “thank you for being so wonderful,” smiling at them a lot, bragging on them to others, baking cookies for them (with Mom or Dad’s or big sister’s help), drawing them pretty pictures and writing them love notes or poems.
Your family is a precious gift from God, and we say, “Thank You, Jesus, for our families! Help us to show them more love today!”