Early yesterday morning, I went on a mission to collect flowers and branches for a fall arrangement. I had purchased several pumpkins for my family to try their hand a pumpkin carving. I'm not much into jack-o-lanterns because of their ties to Halloween, but the kids love the fun of using carving tools, and it gives them a creative outlet and it's also a good reason for the family to gather. After finishing her work, my sister-in-love had us over for a meal, and the fun began! There were pumpkin strings and seeds everywhere, but the kids had a blast! The truth is that we haven't spent a lot of time with Richard's sister and her family. Distance was a factor, but there was also an artificial distance, but after their father's passing, the truth was revealed through a paper trail of evidence showing his love. Now, the truth is no longer hidden in darkness, and we have become the family we've always dreamed of. It's incredible how lies and hidden truths can cause family separation. As a continuation of my post yesterday, sometimes it takes the seed falling to the ground before new life can spring up.
It is the enemy's job to cause separation; it's his method of operation. However, it's up to us to uncover the truth and not allow another human to spoil our relationships through the manipulation of the enemy. God is just and all about family relationships. Get him involved; he will eventually correct the wrongs you have experienced.
For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Luke 8:17