Family Focus
 
A FAMILY IS LOVE      by Edgar R. Trexler

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor. 13:7
 
For better, for worse…for richer, for poorer…in sickness and in health…” According to traditional marriage vows, a husband and wife are to withstand such problems through love. And naive is anyone who thinks that marriage and a family do not stretch love to its limits.
 
Love is what holds a family together. Not love in the sense of sentiment but love as a pliable sharing of the adventures of life. Money, health, career, reputation, children help make that love more comfortable, but they are not the core of a family. It is only as long as family love is patterned after the love of God for His children that family solidarity holds up.
 
God’s love outlasts anything else, and true family love outlasts adversity. That is why the love within a family, as well as from God, bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things.