Back when I was a youth pastor, I met with a group of senior high school students from the community. The students were all waiting to hear back from the various universities and colleges that they had applied to. They were all pretty anxious. I asked them a few pointed questions for a paper I was writing. It was interesting how similar their responses were. The questions and answers went something like this:
“What will you do after you get in to the university of your choice?”
“Get the best education I can”
“What will you do after you’ve earned your degree?”
“Get a good job”
“Make lots of money and have a good life”
“ Enjoy my retirement.”
“And what’s after that?”
No response! A uncomfortable giggle from a couple, but that’s where the conversation usually ended.
Isn’t that what many of us grew up thinking too? Get a good education, get a good job, and live happily ever after!
Are our long-term plans and goals any different than those of the high schools I surveyed all those years ago?
What do we desire the most? What are we living for?
I believe that this is probably the most significant question of the Christian life, of any life.
This week, as we continue with our series called “Bless this Home” we are going to look at another beatitude taken from Matthew 5. Two weeks ago we looked at “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.”(v.6) This week we will look at:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (vs 8)
That’s it! Isn’t that the goal of the Christian life? To see God! And that is also the goal of a Christ centred family – that as a family, we may live our lives in such a way that we shall see God.
So what does it mean to have a pure heart? And how does that apply to our family? Join us this Sunday as we continue our series called “Bless this Home”!