It was just a whiffle-ball game, but it meant the world to me.  All sixteen members of our family gathered in a home just outside Yellowstone National Park to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in 2014.  My heart was filled to bursting with the love and pride I felt at that moment.  I have been blessed, as the Word says in Psalm 128 above.  God knew that we would live best when we shared our lives, so He created the family.  The First Family consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then He created mankind to share His universe, and He created us as families so we would have other people close to us with whom we would share His other greatest gift, love.  Today, tell your kids, your parents, your brothers, your sisters, your aunts and uncles,  your nephews, your nieces, your grandchildren, and your grandparents how much you love them.  I'll bet at least one of them needs to hear that today.

"Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;  your children will be like olive shoots around your table.  Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord.: (NIV)

Psalm 128:3-4

Family: One of God's Greatest Creations