The Best Birthday Gift Ever
Vol. 4, Issue 7
Siblings, Brotherly Love, Love, Community
No matter your relationship with your sibling, Nicholas’ love for his sister is on full display in this video. Beyond the cost of traveling home from Guatemala his undertook an incredible amount of thought and effort to create the video and coordinate with his family to watch the video only when he was standing at the door waiting for her.
There’s a larger lesson for each of us to reflect on from the video. The love expressed between these siblings is also the type of love that our church community should have for one another. The church can be a place that knows how important certain things, like a birthday, can be to us. But it’s also a place where we can experience this type of sibling love when we might not experience it in our own families.
The writer of Hebrews talks about this kind of love. It’s written, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
- Would you rather be the sister in the video or the brother?
- When was a time a close friend surprised you with something awesome?
- What are ways that your church family expresses brotherly love? What are ways your church family needs improvement?
Chew on this:
If we’re supposed to love one another like siblings, does that mean we’re supposed to fight and argue like siblings, too?