Text: Mark 3 (Exodus 11-12)
In Mark 3 we read that when Jesus began His earthly ministry, His own family did not embrace Him. In fact they went out to seize Him saying, “He is out of His mind.” (Mark 3:21). When they came to where Jesus was, they called for Jesus to come out, but instead He made a remarkable statement:
And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:34-35)
If you have responded to God’s call on your life by coming to faith in Jesus, you are His brother or sister. God is your Father, having adopted you. Our relationship with Jesus, the Father and with one another in God’s family actually is greater than our relationship with our biological family. It is a forever bond, our eternal family. Incredible!
in Him, Mike