Family Focus
 
CHRIST IN THE HOME                   Anonymous

Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. Luke 4:38 (NIV)

Something always happened when Jesus came to town. The sick, the lame, and the blind would gather around him. And when he entered a home, there was an attitude of expectancy; for he was always kind and compassionate. In his presence, fevers departed, sinners confessed, and demons fled. The tears of the penitent and the praise of gratitude alike were proof of devotion.
 
Sometimes homes actually change in appearance when Jesus is welcomed: floors are scrubbed, rugs are put down, rooms are tidied, and flowers are set to bloom in the windows. But what is more, language becomes clean, faces are kinder, hands are more helpful, and hearts are more loving.
 
The open Bible now appears on the table and there is family unity, because everything revolves around one common center: Christ, the Lord. And when trouble, sickness or sorrow comes, he bids us cast our care on him; for he truly cares for us.
 
Lord, we thank you for sending your Son to dwell among us, and to be our Savior and our friend. Abide with us, O Lord, and bless our home. Amen