Saturday, August 20, 2011

Showers of Blessings! Our Family~Posted by CharlesAngel Deanie on August 20, 2011 at 7:24pmView Blog.

Hello Dear Ones in Christ,

I just now returned home from attending a precious party called a "Baby Shower!" Oh,,,what a blessing it is to be expecting a treasure sent straight from God. I had not ever met the expectant mother before, but I have known the babies dad for as long as he has been living. His mother is a daughter of one of my very long time, "BEST" friends. We have been friends so long that his Grannie was my Matron of Honor at my wedding, almost 47 years ago. So the new baby is important to me because of the love that is shared between friends whose family is my family too. I also met the expectant mothers mother who predicts that the baby girl will arrive on the 21st. of September. The doctor tells them the baby is a little girl. Only God knows for sure!,,Right? The day that the doctor says the little one will arrive is the 26th. of September.

Isn't it amazing how our families grow by different ones joining together to have families and then their families, in a way, becomes a part of each others family because of the bonds we have with each others children. This is kinda like the Family of God.

"His whole family in heaven and on earth." [Ephesians 3:15]

Ephesians 3:15-21
New International Version (NIV)

15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

(a) True Christians are called "a family" because they all have one Father.

(b) True Christians are called "a family," because they all rejoice in one name.

(c) True Christians, above all, are called "a family" because there is so strong a family resemblance among them.

This family likeness among true believers is a thing that deserves special attention. To my own mind it is one of the strongest indirect evidences of the truth of Christianity. It is one of the greatest proofs of the reality of the work of the Holy Spirit. Some true Christians live in civilized countries, and some in the midst of heathen lands. Some are highly educated, and some are unable to read a single letter of the alphabet. Some are rich and some are poor. Some are old and some are young. And yet, despite all these differences, there is a marvelous oneness of heart and character among them. Their joys and their sorrows, their love and their hatred, their likes and their dislikes, their preferences and their aversions, their hopes and their fears, are all most curiously alike. Let others think what they please, I see in all this the finger of God. His handiwork is always one and the same. No wonder that true Christians are compared to "a family."

The last paragraph by Tony Capoccia from


J. C. Ryle

All Scripture references are taken from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (C) 1978 by the New York Bible Society, used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers

1 comment:

  1. Hey Deanie!

    Haven't "talked' to you in a while. I hope you are doing well...

    Looks like you have your life full and that is good to see.

    God Bless!