What unites us as friends, family and most importantly believers in Christ our Lord and Savior? We generally share common backgrounds or interests with our friends. For example, we may have grown up in the same city, attended school together or grew up in nearby neighborhoods. And friends typically share a bond through similar ambitions and hobbies, and intentionally interact.
Unlike friends, family shares a biological connection. Regardless of personality, rearing, and personal choices, our kinfolk are genetically linked to us, which often prompts obligatory interaction. We don’t always choose to engage with members of our family.
As believers in Christ, the blood of Jesus unites us. We share God’s holy, spiritual DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid or divine characteristics). Our acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior connects us as children of God, born into a family of which God is the Father. We are joint heirs with Christ, Romans 8:17. Therefore, since we have encouragement from being united with Christ, the members of his body have unity of purpose, affection and universally possess God’s Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings us all together in such a wonderful fellowship and happy harmony, Philippians 2:1-2.
While our friends and family are important, if they are void of Jesus Christ as Savior—there is no, spiritual or eternal connection. We must be intentional in sharing the gospel! Invite others into God’s family by offering them a spiritual, everlasting home through Jesus Christ. Just as we need physical and medical (healthcare) homes, our souls need salvation, 1 Peter 1:6-9. The absence of salvation renders us spiritually homeless. Are we attentive ambassadors of our Ministry of Reconciliation, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21?
Gail is a native of Sacramento, the youngest of three daughters born to Joseph and Ida Rogers. After graduating Kennedy High School, she went on to graduate from CSU Sacramento and St. Mary’s College, where she received her graduate degree in Leadership.
Gail enjoys teaching and public speaking, and is passionate about helping meet the needs of single mothers and their families in their community. She and her husband are the proud parents of four children and eight grandchildren.