Family Focus

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Mark 1:29 (NIV)
Andrew and Simon took Jesus, James, and John home with them after services in the synagogue. Andrew kept on learning about Jesus. He found that Jesus’ work was merciful, mighty, curative, and creative. He was beginning to find God in Jesus of Nazareth.
The fellowship of the synagogue worship continued in the home in the Christ-centered group. We must never leave our Lord at the church building. God must go home with us. Worship has failed if it has not helped to make more real God’s presence in our home and daily life.
When Jesus entered the home, the sick were blessed. When Jesus laid his hand upon the helpless, they arose to become helpers of others. Miracles abound wherever Christ is found. The family that brings Jesus into the home becomes a blessing to the community. “All the city gathered at the door” of Andrew’s house. A Christ-centered family attracts those who need a friend and a Savior. Christ makes his presence known in those with whom he dwells.
O Lord, enter our home and make it a fit place for you to abide. Bless all the people who live about our doorstep. Amen