By Edd Sterchi
I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials advertising a certain cell phone company’s “framily” plan. It boasts that you can add as many of your friends and family (thus the term “framily”) as you want to your plan. They make the claim: “the more people you add, the more you save.”
Well, Jesus has an even better “framily” plan. He wants you to be a part of His “framily.” Because with Jesus, it’s not just being a friend or a family member – it is the benefits of both!
Jesus wants us to be His friend. Friends are close, supportive, confidants whom we choose to be with. Jesus is willing to be our friend, no matter what’s in our past (Matthew 11:19; Proverbs 18:24).
Jesus wants us to be in His family. Families are a group of people united by something shared. There is a special bond and love in families. Jesus invites all to be a part of His household with all of the blessings (Romans 8:16-17; Hebrews 2:11- 12).
Being a part of Jesus’ “framily” plan has the greatest of benefits – for the more He adds the more He saves! Are you a part of Jesus’ “framily”? Notice what it takes for us to be a friend and family member with Jesus: "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:14). “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50).
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website.