God must have a sense of humor. Why else would He put polar opposites in families. Let me give you some examples on how families are often so different just from some past events in the Morgan family…
- Family Vacations – This summer we’re talking about where we want to go on vacation. Lea would like to have something exotic, I would like to go to the mountains and the boys would like to do Six Flags. And then when you add in the good way that families communicate you’ve got Lea and I saying, “Boys, you have Six Flags on the brain and besides it’ll be 110 degrees.” I’m telling Lea, “Honey, we don’t have the money for exotic stuff.” And the boys are telling me, “Dad, go buy you a Field and Stream magazine and get it out of your system.”
- Dinner Out – When it comes to figuring out where we’re going to eat out. The boys want something fun, Lea wants something with “good food” and “atmosphere,” and I want cheap.
- Television – The young boys want cartoons, Lea wants a movie, and the two older boys and I want ESPN.
- Sports – Parker, Lea and myself would just soon watch a good NASCAR race as eat, Taylor will always be hunting a Dallas Cowboy’s game or baseball game, and the two little guys don’t want to watch any of them, they’re still hunting cartoons.
We’re all very different. Families are made up of different people with unique likes and dislikes. Healthy families choose to affirm the value and uniqueness of each person in the family. In the family there should never be a black sheep, no partiality should be shown, and you should be able to be yourself.
God must have a sense of humor and He must love variety. Why else would He build families with polar opposites in them. “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain” ~ Psalm 127:1.
So, how is your family different?
This week’s sermon is posted (here) if you’re interested. “Faithful? … Who me? God expects us to be faithful in every area of our lives. And you show that faithfulness to God in at least 6 different areas of your life.
Keeping your P___________________.
Honoring your M__________________.
Standing by your F__________________.
Managing your M___________________.
Doing a Good J_____________________.
Committing to the C__________________.
Sorry … you’ll have to fill in the blanks.