Luke 8:19–21 (ESV)
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach
him because of the crowd. 20 And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” 21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear
the word of God and do it.”
By faith, we inherit the kingdom of God. Yet, fewer and fewer people break away from earthly cares
and make time for the Church and the eternal fellowship God bestows through it. Those attending the Lord’s Table, however, enjoy an eternal family fellowship and a foretaste of the feast that goes on forever in God’s presence.
I pray: Lord, show us the need for both our earthly and Church families. By Your Spirit, increase our commitment to both our temporal and eternal relations; through
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1727.