Christ In Your Home
Christ Can Give You Drink
Being weary from a journey, Christ came to a well to rest. After drinking the water the Samaritan woman drew for Him, He said to her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.” John 4:13,14
A cool, refreshing drink after a busy round of activity is refreshing. The kind of thirst Christ quenches is inside each of us. This thirst can be satisfied as you – mother, father, son, or daughter – invite Christ into your heart. And, as the Samaritan woman told those closest to her of Christ, you can share Him first with your own family.
Christ Can Give You Nourishment
After Christ spoke to a group of five thousand, His disciples suggested that He send them away. “They need not depart; give ye them to eat,” Matthew 14:16 He answered them. Being practical, He borrowed the lunch of a small boy – five loaves and two fish. He supplied the physical needs of this and other crowds by performing miracles. More than that, He is capable of supplying our inner hunger. He promised, “I am the living bread which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:51
It is natural for parents to want to give their families enough of the right kind of food. What about satisfying the appetites of the mind and heart? TV, radio, cd’s, books and magazines are ways to do this in the home. Some provide a good diet; others don’t.
Many people refer to their home as the place where they learned to know Christ and how to live for Him. As meals seem more enjoyable when eaten together, so literature and entertainment become more meaningful when shared as a family group. You can encourage your family to have a good “diet.”
Christ Can Give You Strength
Home usually is the most difficult place to live for Christ. Is it because our family knows us so well, especially our weaknesses?
Christ has a purpose, a plan for you – even at home. It’s a good place to start serving Him after claiming Him as your Saviour. He promises, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9
Strong individuals make strong homes, an asset to society. When each of us as a family member recognizes that we cannot live the Christian life by ourselves, Christ is willing to be our strength. It is acknowledgement of this at the beginning of each day that enables us to live through that day knowing that He is there. Then…
Christ Becomes Our Companion
“His Name Emmanuel… interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23
To have good relations with members of our family is fine. But companionship is richer when Christ is included. This can be true when all the family are on “speaking terms” with Him and with each other. What a privilege to talk to Him in prayer and share His Word together!
Christ is knocking at your door. Let Him in. Let Him in your heart. Share Him with your family. Let Him guide your domestic duties. He is interested in being your companion. Christ in your home can make it a place with purpose. Courtesy: Herald Press, Scottdale, PA 15683