An Incredible Family

BY PASTOR TIM EATON

 

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Have you seen the movie, “The Incredibles?” It tells the story of a family of superheroes. In the movie, the family eventually works together to solve some serious problems. Each of them has something to contribute with their incredible powers. Of course, it’s a happy ending and an inspiring vision of a united family – with extraordinary abilities.

The Incredibles gives us a nice image, but it’s not reality. Instead of being inspiring, it just might be a frustrating image; we begin so far from its ideal. Maybe our own family is fractured, dysfunctional, embittered, or disengaged. Could we ever be an incredible family?

There is hope when we realize that the Incredibles begin in the same boat. They are frustrated by the very things that make them great. They are disinterested in life and each other. So what transformed their family?

The Incredibles were changed when their family came together to overcome an obstacle that threatened them all. There may be things that threaten us, too. We might even be the obstacle.

Jesus invites us to see that He can overcome any obstacle to a family. 1 Corinthians 12:24-25 holds out hope for restoring an incredible family: “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”

Join us this fall and discover the power of forgiveness, blessings, honor, truth, commitment, and love for your own incredible family.

Edgewater Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10 a.m., worshipping at Harada Elementary, 12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA, 92880; http://www.EdgewaterLutheran.org.