Green leaf with cut heart in a hand reminds us to show love in preparation for our great family reunion in heaven.

Family Reunion: A Daily Meditation 

Imagine a grand reunion with the Lord, like a joyful family gathering. Reflect on the ancestors of faith and your spiritual siblings. Picture heartwarming embraces, blissful reunions, and your Father’s beaming smile as you all gather together. As we anticipate that great homecoming, remember these words from Hebrews 10:

“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” 

Hebrews 10:24-25, New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition

This upcoming homecoming guides how we live now, fostering support and preparation for the awaited day. It brings optimism amidst trials, drives us to resolve conflicts, extend forgiveness, and nurture enduring relationships, all in light of future eternal togetherness. Let the joy of the Lord fill your heart as you anticipate the glorious reunion God has promised to those who love Him and are devoted to Him. 

God’s divine will for sanctification through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice signifies profound forgiveness, where sins and transgressions are eternally forgotten. Embraced within the eternal family of God, we enjoy the reassurance of everlasting belonging and forgiveness, embodying divine grace and redemption. 

Just like planning a family reunion involves securing venues and organizing logistics, our spiritual journey also involves preparation. Although some reunions might bring discomfort due to strained relationships, every week, when we come together at church, acts as a micro-reunion, fostering spiritual unity and fellowship within the Christian family. 

Keep in mind that your Christian family is bigger than you can comprehend. When we meet the Lord, we’ll also unite with people from across time and space. There will be people of every tongue, tribe, and nation. Imagine the profound unity and inclusivity within the global community of believers. 

Heavenly Father, I long for the day when You will draw all Your children together and bring Your everlasting kingdom to Earth. It’s going to be the best family reunion—because You are a good, good, father. Help me to live now in light of that day—to pursue peace and wholeness in my relationships, to keep meeting together with my spiritual family, and to encourage them to follow You. In Jesus’ name I pray: Amen. 

Listen now to the short version of this Abide meditation, “Family Reunion,” based on Hebrews 10:24-25. Let God speak to your heart about the glorious day we unite with our entire family of followers of Jesus.

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