Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 2, 2020

We Are Family

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26 (NIV)

Growing up in Brazil, my Italian side of the family lived in the same neighborhood, which meant there were plenty of cousins to play with. I remember my grandpa calling us by silly nicknames that depicted our physical characteristics, instead of addressing us by our names. Today I understand why.

When I was raising my three sons, it was not uncommon for me to mistakenly call one by the other’s name. Sometimes if I tried twice and still didn’t get the child’s name correctly, I would simply say, “whoever you are,” come here! Over the years, I have realized that most parents experience this at least once. I can only imagine what happens in the Duggar household, with their 19 & counting brood! I don’t think I’d waste any time trying to figure out which “J” name would come next, if I’d missed it once or twice already…. I’d just start calling them “you.”

This kind of chaos would never happen if God was calling out the names of His children. His word says He knows our names, and He knit us together in our mothers’ wombs. It blows my mind to think that God knows me by name, and He has a name for each star in the sky.

Being a child of God is a joy and an honor. Knowing that our Father loves us so much that He did not spare His only Son, Jesus, for our sake, definitely puts an emphasis on the word “family.” He is our Father; we are protected and safe in Him. No matter what the world calls us, to Him, we are family.

“Thank You, Lord, for loving us and for being our Abba Father. We love You, Daddy.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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