7 Jan 20

I’ve read the Bible for years but did not ever consider that the family I have derives its name from God, despite C.S. Lewis hinting of this when his hero Ransome in “Perelandra” is told that he was named for a reason.

What the world has not forgotten is that God made families, and placed us in them. This is why the world hates families, and wants us atomized, broken and suffering from anomie.

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.