asking permission to go out with his friends before you did. Now you are stuck at home, watching your baby sisters while your brother gets to have some fun. Frustrated, you say to yourself, I wish I were an only child. But do you mean that?
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32 (NRSV)
God gave us the gift of siblings. Yes, having brothers who tease us and know exactly how to get their way can be frustrating. Sisters can sometimes annoy us even more as they fight with us, steal our clothes, or try to be just like us. Still, siblings are a blessing. The bond we have with our brothers and sisters is something to be cherished. Let’s work hard to keep it strong by loving our brothers and sisters, doing kind things for them, and showing them how much we care. As we do, we will build lifelong friendships with sibs we will be glad to have at our side through the ups and downs in life.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS: In your journal, write the name of each of your siblings. Under each name, begin a list of the things you admire or enjoy about this sibling. Over time, as you add to these lists, remember to thank God for blessing you with these special sibs.