Power UP | Family
Take a moment to think about your family. Are they close by, or do they live far away? It’s interesting in times like these how family seems to be all around us. Perhaps you have a neighbor you’ve been caring for, or maybe you are that neighbor being cared for. Regardless of your situation you have the opportunity to be family to someone close by. We are charged to care for one another, to lift up and support one another at all times. Whether you are a believer or not, having someone to lean on is important. During these times we must turn to one another, be the church for each other, from a safe distance of course. Take some time today to check on the family around you, how are they doing, do they need anything, and what can you do to help out. It might be as simple as a friendly hello, smile and a wave. If your family is far from you, or you are feeling alone, look to the scripture below, find faith through Jesus, and learn about the family you have. God calls those who believe in Jesus His children. Your family is larger than you know.
Further reading | John 1:1-18
Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word
1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
and his life brought light to everyone.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.[b]
6 God sent a man, John the Baptist,[c] 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”
16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.[f]17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,[g] is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.