Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Family

It's a joy to be with family. Often, as Salvos, we're called to be a father or mother to kids who simply need us to fill these roles for them. We must be ready to do so at any point. This only happens when we are available to others in our daily journey and it can happen without any specific work on our part.

There is a pain in the hearts of couples who are unable to have children. The alternatives are not as workable for every couple, but there are ways in which a person can connect in a paternal way. Not a replacement for a child of your own, but a role to fulfill for the glory of God.

I'd be lost without my family. Everyone needs one.

Joel 3:17 (AMP)
17 So shall you know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. Then shall Jerusalem be holy, and strangers and foreigners [not born into the family of God] shall no more pass through it.

5 comments:

rowelty said...

What a privilege to fulfil this role -

I thank God for those who made themselves available to me - I don't know if they will ever comprehend the true impact they have made in my life - but I thank God for them every day!

Now I continue the work they began in me.

"Major Mum"

Anonymous said...

And we would be lost without you!!!! I love you soooo much Uncle Jim!!!
Love Always~Allison

Jim Knaggs said...

M/M..and you do it so well.

A...now the whole world knows.

Katie said...

The day you married Michael and I made me feel so proud to be in such a wonderful family. I praise God everyday for "parents" in-law like you. You both are truly a gift from God!!!

Jim Knaggs said...

We feel this way about you, Katie. Looks like we'll see you in June.