Today's Scripture: "Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel: six of their names on one stone and six names on the other stone, in order of their birth." Ex 28:9-10
5931. Family is a blood marker that can be denied but never undone. JG
You'd think the bond of family would induce togetherness and in some cases it does. But the account of the prodigal son reminds us that nothing can prevent someone from leaving. Staying away, however, depends on what power controls the one who leaves. Israel's family lived among people who wanted them dead and not much has changed to this day. That threat held the twelve sons together then and today the same power that put them together keeps their offspring together.
Every year around Father's Day I think of the annual family reunions I've experienced in Shreveport, Louisiana. My mother's family began not far from there and today I still have cousins living there. But the rest of us are spread out from Texas to Tennessee and beyond. What's changed in the course of my life is I was one of the youngest attending those get togethers and now am one of the oldest. What most of us related old timers fear, however, is our children will most likely discontinue the tradition and our family heritage will be ignored on the way to being forgotten.
Thank You, God, for my brothers and sisters in Christ with whom I will share eternity.
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