Words from the Heart for Tuesday June 5th, 2018
Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors?
Malachi 2:10 (NLT)
Children of the Same Father
As those who are created by our God, we have a responsibility to Him. And, we also have a responsibility to other people. They also have been made by Him. We can show our love and respect for our Father by the way we treat the others He has made. As you live your life today honour the Lord by how you treat others.
Canada’s last Father of Confederation was Newfoundland’s Joey Smallwood. Not known for being shy, Smallwood loved to call himself that – the last Father of Confederation. He had long been a proponent of Newfoundland joining Canada, and in 1947 he was a member of the Ottawa Delegation that negotiated the Terms of Union with Canada. He created another newspaper, The Confederate, to promote Confederation. The 1948 referendums resulted in Confederation being approved, and in 1949, as leader of the Liberal Party, Smallwood was elected the first premier.
When we think of sin, we usually think of those things in our lives that break God’s commandments (and His heart) and sever our relationship with our heavenly Father. But sin also does serious damage in our relationship with other human beings. An affair, for example, is sin, and it not only causes us to hide from God, but it can destroy a marriage. So it shouldn’t surprise us that God is very interested in relationships between human beings. We read this in Malachi 2:10, “Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors?” God calls us as followers of Christ, to do everything possible to maintain good relationships with other people, and to work hard on repairing those that are strained. Jesus gave very clear instructions about what to do if someone has something against you. Take time today to prayerfully consider what you can do to bring reconciliation with those with whom you have a strained relationship. It is God’s will.
These have been words from the heart.