Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. (Heb. 2:11)

We are family. It doesn’t matter whether we are from the same place, the same race, or even the same lineage; we are family. As children of God, we are connected in a powerful way—a way that expands any cultural definition of the word family. God connects us in a way that nothing else can.

And when we are a part of God’s family, we have access to the power of the Holy Spirit. As God’s children, we are brought in close and loved to a degree we have never seen before. But, it doesn’t end there. Because we were never meant to do this thing called life alone, God loves us through his people. The church family is a source of encouragement and strength vital to walking a Christ-like path. We are meant to encourage one another, pray for one another, serve one another, and correct one another. Like a family, we are defined by our love for one another.

We must all work together for the advancement of the Kingdom: country to country, denomination to denomination, church to church. We do not have time to argue over moot points when eternity is at stake for so many people. We cannot do this alone; we must come together to do the work of Christ on Earth, as one family, under one God.

Show someone in your church family how much you love them.

Ethan Zent is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He’s studying worship leading and pursuing Wesleyan ordination at Kingswood University.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.