Luke 8:19–21 (ESV)
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
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.