Posted by: peebles | March 31, 2011

Psalm 68:5 to 6 (NIV) ~ A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.

How beautiful are these two precious verses of Scripture, which flow in tandem to show how much God loves you. He is a Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows and He sets the lonely in families.

All the way from Genesis to Revelation there is a clear and audible sound which can be heard even by those who are deaf; it is the sound of God’s love for you. His desire is for you to be within a loving family that truly cares for you. Church should be a place where the family of God meets to encourage one another and help each other, in one accord, in the Lord. It should be a place where love lives and people care for one another. It should be a place where people cover you in prayer and help you to grow in the things of God. To be in a church where this happens is so important. To fellowship with other believers who have within them a desire to help another family member of the family of God, is what God wants.

Rick Warren once said, “A Christian without a church is an orphan,” to be connected and belong to a local church, where God brings you under the covering of family, is the best place to be.

Family within a church is all about relationships and Godly fellowship. The Greek word for fellowship is, “koinonia”, meaning “an outcome of such close relationship, sharing and partnership”. God does not want anyone to feel lonely; His desire is for everyone to be a part of His family. The Bible says in Psalm 68:6 (NIV), “God sets the lonely in families;” families who care one for another, who love each other with true Christ-like love, who have a “koinonia”, Kingdom lifestyle, one with another in the Lord.

My friend, may God, who is a Father to the fatherless and a defender of the widow, set you within a truly loving family who will support you, uphold you, cover you in prayer, and be there for you as a loving family of God should be.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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  1. I have a church like that now and I have never been so blessed or felt so much joy. I thank God for all my brothers and sisters in Christ.


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