So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19)
The household of God: what a blessing! The Almighty Creator of the universe has established a household. According to Paul in 1 Timothy 3:15, “the household of God” is “the church of the living God.” By our Savior’s design, when we are added to his church (Acts 2:47), we are immediately blessed with “brothers and sisters in Christ.”
It was this bond of brotherhood that compelled disciples of Jesus in Antioch, when they heard of a great famine, “every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers and sisters living in Judea” (Acts 11:27-30). This bond continues on full display as we learn more about the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on our brothers and sisters in Texas. Brethren in Christ from every corner of the country (and beyond) are asking, “What can we do? Where can we go? What do you need? Where can we send it?” What a blessing! What a testament to “the manifold wisdom of God” (Eph 3:10)!
Let’s be thankful and express our thanks today for the household of God—a family made up of “ransomed people” from “every tribe and language and people and nation” (Rev 5:9). Let’s be thankful for our local church family here at Charlestown Road. If you’re visiting with us today, we’re glad you’re here! We hope you’ll take the time to ask: “How can I be a part of this family that’s heaven bound?”