MARK 3:35 “Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (NLT)
WOW! Aren’t these really wonderful words from our Lord Jesus. It means that anyone, no matter who we are, or what we may be can enter into a spiritual ‘family’ relationship with Jesus and be His kin. Our past sin cannot keep us out, our cultural background cannot keep us out, our short-comings cannot keep us out, there is no limitation that would keep us out. All they have to do is fulfil the condition of doing the Father’s will.
Now what is the Father’s will? Jesus answered that question for us in the Gospel of John. When people came to Him and asked, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and told them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” (John 6:28-29). Jesus came to this world to do the will of the Father and finish the work that He gave Him to do; and for us, the will of the Father is that we put our sincere faith in Him and believe in whom the Father sent. Once we do that there is no power on earth that can separate us from our Heavenly family and each time we can hear Jesus telling us that are His mother and His sisters and His brothers, His family.