Protecting The Family - Tuesday's Dose - 21st August 2012

Tuesday's Dose - 21st August 2012

Protecting The Family

" So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed unto him but
a few days because of the love he had for her. - Genesis 29:20.(KJV)

Everywhere I look around me, I see families falling apart. Being
witness to so many family break-ups is quite a devastating
experience. To sit in a room with two people who once were "in love",
and see them argue about how their child should be raised, is one of
the saddest things that I have ever witnessed. It really saddens my
heart to see any family fall apart, but when it happens to someone
you know, it is even more difficult to watch.

Perhaps if everyone had to work and serve for seven years, as Jacob
did for Rachel, or even seven months, in order to be united with the
one they love, they might then realize the importance of that love
and union. We need God's help to instil the type of love that Jacob
expressed for Rachel into the families of today. This is a self-
sacrificing love that endures all things.

It seems to me that we need to protect our families, just like the
people who protect endangered forests and endangered animals. It is
our families that are our most precious and important resource, since
the family unit determines the direction in which a child may go. We
can also look to our families for support and encouragement when
times get difficult.

What can we do to help protect our families? We can pray each day for
families in our land and in our community, and work to encourage and
help those who may not realize the importance of the family, or whose
family may be in danger. We can show by example what the family
should be, and the joys that come from strong family ties and

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, Author and perfecter of love, we ask that you help us to spread your perfect love and make it an
integral part of our lives and to restore the sacred institution of
the family. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team