Â Â Today is family day a time set aside by the government of Alberta to celebrate and promote the values of family life. Â For the Christian this should be a given. Â Our families should be next to God our number one priority. Â Family is what the church is all about. Â Paul uses this analogy in his writings. Â He calls the church a family. Â As a family we to be aware of each others needs, wants and desires. Â In our immediate family we are called to pray for, minister to and love our loved ones. Â I have the privilege to be married to the same wonderful lady for over three decades. Â Our union has produced four children and three grandchildren. Â Yesterday I went to lunch with three of our children at a local restaurant in St. Albert it was so much fun. Â Our grandchildren were there and it was a hoot. Â Our grand daughter was sitting in her high chair trying to grab my dinner and she was so adorable as she made cute faces at me. Â Our second grandson who is three was telling me a big story about his latest adventure in Sunday School. Â Our oldest grandson who is five never to be outdone shared his latest pearls of wisdom which cracked up the whole group. Â The restaurant owners came over all the time remarking to us how wonderful a family we had because we were having such a great time. Â I realized in that moment how blessed I really was and thankful I was to the Lord for four children who serve the Lord. Â Our youngest daughter is a missionary in Japan right now and it is such a privilege to have a child serving the Lord in this way. Â Acts 16:31 reminds us that if we are saved that our family will be as well. Â I pray for my family everyday and claim that promise and so far it has been a reality in my family and am grateful. Â So on this family day count your blessings and enjoy your family for the glory of God. Â Â
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