Nowhere is Christianity more beautifully displayed than in the home. It changes the home of wickedness, strife, and contention into a peaceful and delightful Eden. It converts the home of the wicked into a palace. It drives away discontentment, uneasiness, fear, and darkness; and it showers contentment, peace, and sunlight into every heart.
Christianity in the home-life makes…
- Love and kindness between brothers and sisters
- Love and dutifulness between parents and children
- Love, peace, harmony, honesty, and faithfulness between husband and wife.
Christianity makes a home Heaven! A Christian home, where all is love and tenderness and devotion, is the sweetest and most sacred spot on earth! A home where Christianity is crowned a queen in every heart is a Paradise. The heart of God is filled with delight as He looks down upon such a home! His presence dwells there, and He causes this home to be a beautiful oasis in this wilderness-world of sin.
Alas, that such homes are so few! Sin destroys the happiness of man and makes many homes nothing more than a hotbed of contention, strife, and confusion.
When the husband and wife are kind, loving, and gentle toward each other; when she, in her weakness, feels her dependence upon him, and lovingly trusts and looks unto him as her defense; and when he, in his strength and delight, enfolds her in his strong arms of protection with a feeling of responsibility to nourish and cherish her – then they can testify that they have Heaven in their home!
Unless we have attained unto such a life, we have not attained to true Biblical Christianity, nor to real joy and happiness in our families.
– adapted from Charles Orr, 1844-1913
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