Come and be Blessed

What is a “Christ-centered home?” One thing’s certain: it’s not a home governed by dead, restrictive “religious” rules. Instead, it’s a place where family members live their lives under the “bright shadow” of the presence of the Son of God – where people speak and act and relate to one another in the awareness that Jesus Himself is an intimately concerned participant in everything they do. It’s a household of which it can truly be said, “Christ is the Head of this house, the Unseen Guest at every meal, the Silent Listener to every conversation.”

How does this “Christ-centeredness” play itself out in the practical details of everyday life? To a certain extent it expresses itself differently from situation to situation. Every Christian family, like every Christian individual, is a poem (Greek poiema, “workmanship”) written by God (Ephesians 2:10), and every poem is unique.