Family...a wonderful thing (even though some of our families are more 'unusual' than others!).
Family is a blessing!
I come from a BIG family. If you add all siblings, in-laws, and kids, we Johnson's have over 80 people in our group.
And we love it!
Lots of differences, to be sure...but we are unified as "The Johnson Family" anyway.
The CHURCH is supposed to be like that!
Because of what unifies us (our love for God, through Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit), "We Are "Fam-i-ly".
Do we have differences?
Are some of us more 'high maintenance' than others?
...but we are FAMILY!
That's true of 'our' church @ KCC, and it's true of 'The' Church--all who call on the name of the Lord.
As the Scripture says, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:3-6)
Jesus said that unity--that love--is what would show the world that this 'faith stuff' is legit.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-36)
So, if all that is true, we need to make sure that we are UNIFIED!
...and THAT is why the Comstock churches are doing more together.
THAT is why we are reaching out into our community--together--to show the love of God.
THAT is why we have scheduled another Unity Service. This one (which will be one hour) will be on Saturday, May 5 @ 5:00 here @ KCC. KCC's worship band will lead us, and we'll follow it up with a cookout.
Because we're family...and we're unified in Jesus Christ.
Put it on your calendar and let's make it a celebration!