Father to the fatherless, defender of the widow--- this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68: 5-6 NLT
What kind of family are you a part of? Is your immediate family a strong one? Or would you consider yourself part of a dysfunctional family? Does getting together with them over the holidays fill you with joy or dread? Do you consider yourself orphaned or single? Are you lonely? Are you under some kind of bondage or addiction or even in real-life prison?
God wants each one of us to belong. He does this be creating a new family for us. God becomes the father to those who do not have a father or even a parent. God becomes the life partner for those who are single. God finds the family for those who are lonely. God takes those who are under some kind of bondage and frees them, giving them joy.
God, help me to find the joy, the companionship and the family that you promise to us. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims