In these verses, Jesus was pointing out the idea of being a part of a bigger family. Consider the fact that even though we have heard the term, "family of God," since we gave our life over to Christ, this was one of the first time this society was introduced to the truth behind those words. Jesus wasn't saying that He didn't care about His mother and brothers; He was pointing out that those who truly worship God were part of His heavenly family. This is the family that will stand through all ages. We are bonded together through Christ and it is so important to remember that these people who we sit with in church are more than friends or weekly attenders; these people are our family. When we read in the Bible the phrase, "dear brothers and sisters," it is not just a religious term; we really are a family for eternity!
So, when you are worshiping in church this weekend and for Christmas remember that you are spending time with your family. If you are unable to spend Christmas with your family, be blessed by the eternal family God has given you!
This post is linked with Word Filled Wednesday.