Who is my brother?

This is my brother Mike. Yup, my brother. We have the same Father and that makes him my brother in Christ. God our Father created both of us, all of us. So let me share with you why I’m writing about this. Last week Mike and I were talking with a S.E.R.V.E., Inc., volunteer, and he said to her in a matter of fact way, “This is my sister.” The lady looked at us puzzled. I really didn’t know what he was going to say because he loves to joke. Then he said “We have the same Father.” Then we all looked at each other, agreed and laughed. Then I thought, that’s so true!

So let me ask you. Who is your brother? Who is your sister? Let me help you out. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you join God’s family. God is our Father and we are His children; therefore, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26 NLT

I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about my brother Michael Elliott. He is the Executive Director of  S.E.R.V.E., Inc. (Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts) a non-profit organization. S.E.R.V.E., Inc. serves Stafford County families in emergency need of food pantry assistance, financial assistance and prescription assistance. I’m so blessed to be part of this honorable organization, serving our community. Mike is also a Pastor, husband, father and a friend to many, and he has such a kind compassionate heart. He loves, cares and helps people. He loves God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and He loves doing God’s work.

So remember, we are family! We are brothers and sisters in Christ. Let’s love each other, accept each other, respect each other, uplift each other and be kind to each other.

Bible Reflection

“Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” Matthew 12:50 NLT

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 NLT

“…Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”” Romans 8:15 NLT

“If someone says,”I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God whom we cannot seen? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.” 1 John 4:20-21 NLT

From Deb’s Red Heart to yours…

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