Prayer for family harmony

Looking out my office window one day, I noticed four little girls riding their bicycles around the cul-de-sac. Laughing and smiling, they were enjoying every minute of it. Nearby was their father, who now and then has walked from their house with the girls after he gets home from work. He always stays close, watching them. And he seems to delight in their delight.

I couldn’t help thinking, as I watched that father, that you and I and all people have a loving Father, God, who cares for our well-being as His children. As Christ Jesus taught, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Think of that: the kingdom!

Surely, in this kingdom there must exist family harmony. It is something God gives us spiritually, and it includes everyone as God’s universal, loving family. However, harmony is not always apparent in our human families. Recently a relative of mine and I were talking about family reunions. He said that his four children did not look forward to being under the same roof at the same time. 

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