A family dose of love

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I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop working on a project. They always have some background music playing. Today we’re listening to an “oldies” station. I find myself singing along (in my head thankfully). Then I hear, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. I think it was released in 1979. Maybe years ago I didn’t listen to the lyrics, but today I did.

Everyone can see we’re together  As we walk on by
and we fly just like birds of a feather  I won’t tell no lie
(All) all of the people around us they say  Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record  We’re giving love in a family dose.

That’s not a bad song for the family of God. It’s treating people in your local church, your own tribe with love, or your circle of influence better than they deserve. Giving love in a family dose implies a large quantity. I get a visual picture of what happened when my son and family returned from 5 years of ministry in Papua New Guinea. They received a “family dose” of love from all the relatives. I could really call it a “slobbery dose” of love because we were all crying tears of joy.

Ephesians 6:10 says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Who are you going to see today that needs a dose of family love from you?”

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