Readings: Acts 10:34-48, 1 John 5:1-8, John 15:9-17
In at least two of our worship services, we often have a family of four generations sitting together. What a great blessing that is! In John 15:16 Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit - fruit that will last.” We praise God for family faith - fruit that is shared and will last for decades. We shouldn’t take that kind of generational faith for granted. Statistically, it is happening less and less. Thank you to all of those who share their faith through the generations, and we also thank God for the inspiration and opportunity given to those who are the first in their family to share the Good News. We have such a great command from Jesus, “Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) I made two church member birthday calls the other day, to a one-year-old and a 95-year-old. What a joy to hear the older member's plans for a great day and how blessed she felt. Praise God, we can share His love with all generations!