Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Family of a Different Kind

This is my fridge.  Its landscape once bare, barren, now filled with the workings of tiny hands and young minds.

They are not my children, and yet in a way they are, bound to me by a bond even strong than familial blood.

For these children are part of my covenant family - tied to me by covenant, commitment... 

They are part of the body of Christ, now by profession of parents, soon by the words of their own mouths, and I have covenanted with the rest of the body to help train them up in the way they should go.  Barren though I may currently be, there are arrows in my quiver, children who love, and are loved by me.  

Romans 12:5

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.



blestbutstrest said...

I love your very creative community of children! How wonderful that God has brought you together with them.

dayebydaye said...

Rejoicing in this beautiful demonstration of the body of Christ! As a parent, I can tell you that this is a blessing for parents. Beautiful!

Kirsten Oliphant said...

Love this! I like how you find places for glory all over your life!

Katie Murchison Ross said...

Wonderful. Simple and different, I love it.