God’s ideal loving family: Coming home to a supportive mom and dad who love me and who support me no matter what.
I had that to a degree, but I also lived with a father whom suffered from bipolar disorder and mania. Crashing in the night, screaming became a regular feature of my family life. Family is supposed to be safe and loving. Family is of God. In God’s perfect will, a loving family serves as a haven in the storm.
My family seemed dysfunctional and full of unrest, but my parents remained together, and my mother buttressed us from stress and shielded us from my father’s anger. She did her best to ensure our family had joy and peace even at the expense of her own. She stayed for us so we could have a father and semblance of normalcy.
As I look around today, it seems every family looks more and more like mine did. Families are going up in flames. The divorce rate skyrockets in our society and more children find themselves living in blended families or in single mother homes.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@MaryHill16″]Modernity and the chaos of our times have put God’s family in jeopardy. [/tweetthis] We are threatened on all continents. In extremist Muslim countries, Christian families are attacked and children ripped away sold into slavery.
In America, standing for the traditional family of a man and woman building a family of love under the banner of Christ ostracizes and is seen as hate. The concept of marriage and family is analogy used for the church. For this cause, Christ loved His bride, the church, and he sacrificed his life. He bled and died for the salvation of His bride and her children, us.
Satan knows family’s importance in humanity and is doing everything he can to destroy our families. Family of today is torn down; broken. Children face violence and abuse from sick and twisted parents. Satan is attacking on all fronts.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@MaryHill16″]Who will go before God and say save the family?[/tweetthis]
The end times are nearing. Christ in Heaven waits for His Father to say go and retrieve your Bride. No one knows the day or hour of His coming. It could be tomorrow or a hundred years from now.
Until then, the Christian family needs revival like never before. Fathers and mothers need to pray and praise. Christian men need to stand up and say no more. Women need to support their husbands as heads and love them sacrificially for their children’s sake.
We have a call to arms in America. The drumbeat booms and the war claims casualties daily as the faith of the Christian church is buffeted. We need to stand together like never before. Christian Catholic and Protestant need to proclaim God’s truths throughout our lands for our families.
His family needs to raise a banner of love and peace. Bandage up our families. Bring love back and create havens where children can find Christ’s love and beauty.
Our mission as women shines for us all in this age. Bow before our sovereign Lord, give Him the glory and the honor. Raise children whom seek Him first and foremost in their lives. Teach them His ways and His precepts. Pray for our husbands and children. Pray for revival for the Bride of Christ.
This post is my second for the Write 31 Days challenge. I am joining the 31 days of Five Minute Free Writes with Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is “Family.” To read more of this series, visit my landing page.
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