What does your family do to bring its members closer together? What do you do? Do you make an effort to reach out and let your family members know that you love them?
What does your family do for good wholesome fun?
Mom and Dad had already left the kitchen, but the six of us children were still there, and we automatically started singing and laughing. Before long, one brother had gone to fetch his guitar, and we were giving ourselves a mini concert, right there in the kitchen. I don't know if something was in the food we had just eaten, but we were all extremely happy and full of laughter. Something happens when all six of us start singing together.
We aren't the most talented family in the world. Several of my siblings play many instruments very well, but none of us are outstanding.
But that really doesn't matter. We're playing for our own enjoyment, for each other, and for our Lord.
Singing - real singing - today is rare. I guess, what with radios, TV, computers, phones, and so many other noise-making machines, folks don't realize what's missing. But when I read Psalms, I see so MANY commands to "praise Him!" with our voice. And Ephesians says it very strongly:
Verse 18: "...be filled with the Spirit; (then a list follows, describing what a spirit-filled person is like. What's first on the list?) speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord..."
So, in short, one way my family has a ton of fun, and obeys scripture, is by singing together.
What do you do? Share it with us!