We paused at the crosswalk. The warm, salty air blowing softly by the shore and we watched. The "perfect" family -Dad, Mom, "perfect" children -all in "perfect" clothes. We watched as they made the "perfect" pose in front of the timed camera for the "perfect" family picture on their "perfect" family vacation. We watched.
Never had we been in such a "perfect" family picture. It never was our choice. Se we watched, as observers by the crosswalk as we waited for the light to change. We mounted our bicycles and went on our way. Leaving the "perfect" family behind us.
Just what is the "perfect" family? Jesus said it was whoever does the will of His Father in heaven. (Matthew 12:50)
"You, therefore, must be perfect (growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity), as your Heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48 AMP
We are all a part of the Family. A perfect family accepts you just the way you are where you are at and loves you anyway. We may not start out in a "perfect" family but by Grace we are all a part of one. Thanks be to God!
Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for Jesus and that through Him we can be a part of the Family by doing Your will. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
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