Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Big Brother

Have you ever wished for a sibling that you didn't have? For me, I've always wondered what it would be like to have a big brother. I'm thankful for my family and wouldn't trade any of them. But, every so often I think it would have been nice to have a big brother. Today while spending some time in the Word, I had a fresh realization that I DO have a big brother. Jesus Christ is my big brother! And, He calls me His sister!!!

I was sitting out on my balcony enjoying some amazing weather when I came across a couple verses in Hebrews that address my relationship to Jesus as one of brother and sister. It was one of those moments when I went, "Hey, I knew that already...but today is just seems more awesome!!" A new sense of awe has come over me just in knowing that I can talk to my big brother about anything I want. I can get his opinion on my career, on dating (He's the hardest big brother to impress, I'm sure!), on my future, or just ask Him for a really good big brother "hug" if I ever need it! This thought is comforting to me, and leaves me incredibly grateful for the close relationship that I can achieve with my Lord because He took on my burdens at the cross.

Christ Jesus, my Savior and brother, thank you for taking away my sins. Thank you for establishing a relationship between me, yourself, and our Father that is close and personal! Thank you for freeing me to give up control of my life and place it in your capable hands. I praise your awesome name!!!!

"In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says, 'I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises.'"
Hebrews 2: 10-12 (emphasis mine)