Family businesses were once the backbone of America.
Whether family farms or Main Street Mom & Pop’s, the businesses were owned and operated by members of close-knit families. Often, children played a major role by lending a helping hand before and after school. My husband was raised in the Deep South and speaks of earlier years when schools closed during harvest season. Children were needed to assist in gathering cotton crops.
Jesus carried out His Father’s kingdom business. He had a strong family support system.
“While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, ‘Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.’ But He answered and said to the one who told Him, ‘Who is My mother and who are My brothers?’ And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, ‘Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother (Matthew 12:46-50 NKJ).”
2 thoughts on “Family Business”
Things have changed in our area. First, cotton is no longer King. Major crops are corn, soybeans and rice. Most acreage is owned in large amounts by big farmers or corporations. Yes, YOU are in God’s family business!
Nicely done. You described how it still is in the agricultural areas in Montana today. I guess I’m in God’s family business as a missionary, right? wink.
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