Recently, my son and his wife who live near Austin were able to visit. Like millions of families with the Covid crisis and other things happening, the family here in North Texas had not seen them in person for almost 2 years. We had a great visit with my son and two daughters and their spouses. What we proclaimed as the original kids– the grandkids couldn’t make it.

Unlike gatherings in the past at holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, when there is so many activities going on, this visit we were able to just sit and talk.  I will not say it was a quiet, peaceful time because we shared the typical sibling jokes, jabs, laugher and memories.

During this time my son said something like >> “Isn’t it something that we can get together after all this time and it still be the same.”  

That was my thought too. It was so right. As if we had not been apart. Forever a family no matter the time, distance or circumstances.

I find the same ties with my Family of God. Fellow believers. In the last month, when I have been able to attend in person worship, I have found the similar feeling, I had not seen so many of my Christian brothers and sister for over a year yet >> “Isn’t it something that we can get together after all this time and it still be the same.”                       -Linda

You Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens with everyone else who belongs to the family of God. You are like a building with the apostles and prophets as the foundation and with Christ as the most important stone. Christ is the one who holds the building together and makes it grow into a holy temple for the Lord. And you are part of that building Christ has built as a place for God’s own Spirit to live.  Ephesians 2: 19-22