By LesterA. Doyle, Jr.
We come together this Lord’s day morning as God’s family, brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. When we believed that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and were baptized into him, we were born into his spiritual family. We entered into a new and never-ending life.
In Luke 8:19-21 Jesus said, “Then his mother and brothers came to him and could not approach him because of the crowd. And it was told him by some, who said, ‘Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.’ But he answered and said to them, ‘My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.'”
All this was made possible by the death of Christ on the cross. In his death he removed the barriers that separated us from God. In his resurrection, he opened the door to God’s eternal home.
We that have believed and obeyed come now as a family around his table, to remember and proclaim his death until he comes again.
Guardian of Truth XXXV: 12, p. 360
June 20, 1991