As you may recall I am in Hungary taking some vacation time and getting some dental work done. This past weekend I visited some colleagues in western Hungary. It was good to get out of Budapest and see the “real” Hungary.
On Sunday, during house church, the young Hungarian leader taught out of Mark 3:22-35. During this scene, Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him and he was told that they were waiting for him outside. Jesus asked those in attendance “Who are my mother and my brothers? 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.”
Jesus was not “disowning” his family. Instead he was making a great point for all of us who are in the family of God. Those who have decided to follow Jesus and his commands are now part of his family.
As I sat around the room, I looked into the faces of an older Hungarian grandmother, a Hungarian leader and a young Hungarian man. Three members of Jesus’ family and all three at different stages in their lives. Yet, the Word is true. Whoever does the will of God, he is part of God’s family.
As you consider the plans you have made for this week, dwell upon these words and do the will of God.
P.S. Later this week I will be writing my 900th post. Not sure what I will write about, praying for insight from the Father.