My dear beloved, One of the virtues that ought to be seen in all of us is love. A young girl gets married and enters into new surroundings, when she goes to her husband’s family. Of course, she would be slightly confused by the different characteristics of the new people in her husband’s household. The reason, both the husband and wife would have so far lived in different atmospheres with different nature. But, when she shows love to every person in the family and adjusts with them, with the help of God and with His love, there would be true divine peace and love in that family. Likewise, When the love of Christ has been poured into the bride’s heart, she would be a bridge to clear any misunderstanding among the others and help them taste the love of God.
A dear mother known to me, shared her testimony thus: She got married at her young age and stepped into her in-laws’ place. They lived as a joint family. Her husband had three brothers who were of totally different character. Similar were the brothers’ wives too. Like every other family, they had quarrels, divisions, hurts etc., But this mother, who had tasted God’s love, made herself a bridge of love between each member of the family and led them by her good work of love which she had received from Christ. Today, this family is in a good status and stands as a testimony for God, filled with His love.
Today, there is strife, rifts, and various kinds of problems in joint families. But if the good quality of Christ’s love is poured into everybody’s heart, especially into the women of the family, there would be much joy and peace in that family. Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”
Dearly beloved, is this light seen in your life? If not, commit yourself in God’s presence. The Lord God would make you taste His love just as that mother did. The glory of the Lord would rise upon you and through you (Isaiah 60:1). He will fill your family and society with His love and make you shine before every one!
Help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Help me to shine in your light always and especially today. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Let my life may only be a radiance of Yours. In Jesus Name, Amen.