Our family just finished a wonderful family reunion in Western Montana (near Glacier National Park, Hungry Horse, Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Whitefish)! Great times together, delicious food, fun activities and lots of delightful conversation!
But I also know that family reunions can bring to the surface tensions and suppressed pain…
This morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I read this wonderful advice from the Bible that can make a family reunion memorable, uplifting, healing and just plain awesome!
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (From Colossians 3:12–17 ESV)
Try it at your next family reunion… I guarantee it will work (and so does Apostle Paul, the guy inspired by the Holy Spirit, to write those words)!