By Carl Waters
My children you have been one family since the flood
What makes each of you different is your DNA and blood
You are the same because your heart is focused on your Lord
When you sing together there is a harmonious chord
Families have times together that may cause strife
But as you pray together your focus is on life
No matter what the evil one throws at you all
Together you will stand and come against the fall
You are not from the same earthly mother
Yet each of you feel and act like sister and brother
The future you have and the love you share
It is easy for others to stand back and not care
Yet the family stands together now and forever
From the path they share will they depart? Never!
Your love for one another is from your heart
As you share it with others from you it will not depart
Stay close to your family when hard times come
When you are together make sure you have fun
(Prov 17:2 NRSV) A slave who deals wisely will rule over a child who acts shamefully, and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
(Mat 25:40 NRSV) And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
(1 Cor 8:12 NRSV) But when you thus sin against members of your family, and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
(Gal 6:10 NRSV) So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.
(1 Pet 2:17 NRSV) Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor.