10. Fosters the Family Bond.
The ripple effect of each personality and personal journey is unique in every home, but not one is less important or worthy of God’s presence at the table. We live in a broken world, full of challenges that none of us are equipped to master completely. Imagine all the different scenarios around the world at dinnertime each day. Some tables full of people and food. Others are completely empty as dinner is grabbed on the go. Still others are mourning an empty seat at the table or scrambling to adjust to the addition of another.
Whatever family we’ve been blessed with, table we gather around, and food we break together, embrace what God has purposely given. The people in our families are meant to be bonds unique to any other. The more we choose to see each other in His light, the more we will bond and grow to know who we are in Christ. Each a unique creation, with a specific purpose. Through all the fart jokes, manners meltdowns, tumultuous discussions and tearful episodes, stick it out. Family is a gift.
Meg Bucher (Megs) writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, https://sunnyand80.org.Her passion is to encourage others to seek Him first. She’s a stay-at-home mom, freelance writer and blogger, Bible study and children’s worship team leader, residing in Ohio with her husband of ten years, two dancing daughters, and their Golden-doodle.
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