Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. NIV)
What is the best thing about being a family? Is it the fun times we have together? Maybe the vacations and the hassle that comes with it. What about the financial struggles that we face everyday? Maybe watching your favorite movies together snuggled up in a couch? I believe that the answer is yes to all of that. As we spend time together whether in good times or bad times, what connects us is time. The time we spend together doing things together. If dad is playing a video game, and mom is watching tv and one kid is on his phone and the other kid is in his room by himself, and if we do that everyday, we will not be able to have a cohesive family. We will just have people living under the same roof.
God wants us to spend time as a family, together. Doing things that we all are involved, If mom is cooking, we are all together helping as she guides us. If dad is working in the yard, we all help with his direction. God wants us to be part of His family, therefore, we need to spend time with His family! We need to find things that we can do together to connect. It’s not necessary a job for a minister or an elder or a deacon to organize, but rather it depends on all of us to be intentional and look for things that we can do together as a church.