John 1:12 (ESV)
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
We are in the middle of remodeling our two spare rooms after our boys bought a house leaving their rooms vacant. These projects brought to my mind a word study I once did while at Bible College. The word for builder in Hebrew is “bo-neh”. It is also translated repairer. When our Messiah came 2000 years ago, He came to repair lives -- to do a complete restoration of all that is broken in this world.
Interestingly, the Hebrew words for son, “ben” and daughter, “baht” both also come from the word bo-neh! So -- if you were wondering what God’s calling on your life is, here you have it! We, as sons and daughters, are called to repair and build up our families, the body of Jesus and the world around us.
Let's begin looking for opportunities to bless those around us! Let's seek to be the ones to repair broken hearts, lives and relationships. In this way, we will truly become sons and daughters of God!
Dear Lord, open our ears and our eyes to those around us. Help us find ways that we can help build them up. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.