Extended Family

Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren one who did not bear;
burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor!

Christmas can be especially difficult for those who have been denied children or spouses.

Yet, I recall seeing a teenager sitting every Sunday during worship with a childless couple. I don’t know who received more in that relationship; the girl who received sage counsel from someone other than her parents, or the couple with whom she sat. For both smiled more broadly when they sat together.

How has a community of faith expanded your “family”?

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