My New Family

About four months ago we adopted a dog for the first time; it was a new experience for me because there were requirements that I had to meet before adopting. I couldn’t just walk into the shelter, pick a dog and go home, in other words even if I thought that I was capable of taking care of a dog it didn’t matter if I didn’t meet the shelter’s requirements.


When I adopted Lana, she was seven months old and even though she was still a puppy, she had a pass with her previous owner that I knew nothing about like her eating times, anxiety and energy levels and so much more. It was difficult to love her at times simply because she wouldn’t listen to us or especially when she ate Marilyn’s sandals. There were times when we thought what if we just take it back to shelter and problem solve.


We have been adopted into the family of Christ, and we want to do our best to have a true and meaningful relationship with Christ and those around us and just like Lana, we also have a pass that nobody knows anything about. The good news is that is it okay if we were broken or if we had done all the wrong things because now we have a family that cares for us, that will always be there for us and let me tell you we have a loving father that is willing to accept us just like we are.


You and I are not alone in this world; we have people that want to listen to what we have to say. It feels good to know that we have a loving father that gave everything he had just for you and me. My dog Lana knows that it doesn’t matter what she does, I will still love her when the day is over. How does it make you feel knowing that we have a God and a family that will still love us at the end of the day and the next day and the next, all the way until the end.


You are not alone, so you don’t have to do everything alone, we are here for you. We want to walk with you and welcome you to our Houston First Family. I also want to invite you to our Family Christmas service this coming Sunday at 6pm where we will have a good time praising our Lord Jesus, we will also enjoy each other’s company. You don’t have to change to join our family; you can come as you are.


With love,

Pastor David