Re:Verse reading–Mark 3: 20-35 (day seven)
“Whoever does the will of the Lord is My brother and sister and mother”–v 34.
Family of origin is God’s choice. Without consulting us, He assigns us to a particular family. Dad. Mom. Brothers. Sisters. Crazy cousins. His decision, entirely.
Along the way, however, a different family develops. Drawn to Christ, our hearts change to a new priority ( doing God’s will). As we surrender to this new purpose, we discover others who have the same heart. God is our Father. We are family, and often closer to each other than to our blood relatives.
In Acts 9, Ananias goes to see Saul. When he enters the room, he says, “BROTHER Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road. . .has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
Ananias understood. New birth means a new brother. God calls us to a new family.