Familia

Devotional



Family. In Spanish, it's familia. There are more than 7,000 languages spoken today and more than 7,000 ways to say "family." All over the world, the concept of "family" is something we all have in common, but no two families are the same. We all have unique family structures, quirks, traditions, values, and yes, dysfunctions. At their best, our families can be a great support system. But at their worst, our families can cause us a lot of hurt. 


It's not always easy to love our families (or even like them sometimes), but the Bible is full of guidance on how to love each other well — we just have to be willing to apply that at home. Like in the book of Galatians, Paul tells us we can love each other by "carrying each other's burdens." Paul was talking about how to love each other in God's family of Jesus-followers, but it matters for our actual families too. Because in God's family, we support each other.


What is one way you can support someone you know today?