It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 3 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day thirty with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have a good, good, big brother.
I Have a Brother
“Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.“
Hebrews 2:11 (NIV)
Do you have siblings? If so, what has your relationship been with them throughout your life? Do you have people in your life that have become like siblings to you even if they are not blood relatives? What makes them seem like siblings? What kind of brother or sister would your family, or the people around you, say you are? What would you say is the best character trait that a sibling could have?
Having a brother can mean different things to people depending on the relationships they had, or have, within their family. For me, it means we belong together and we share a common set of values and beliefs even if our faithfulness in practicing them is at different levels. As you pray, ask God to help you appreciate the family you have in Christ. Pray that you would value your identity in the family of God. Pray that you would grow in your faithfulness of practicing the family values and beliefs that are found in Christ. Pray that the people around you would know that they too could be part of this family and have a brother in Christ.