Well, it’s simple.
1. Because we need to be a Team.
2. Because we want to be a Team.
3. Because teams have to work together in order to survive, and we have to do the same.
4. Because we like to be identified with one another.
These are a few reasons. I’m sure more could be listed.
God has put all twelve of us into this family for a specific purpose. He has given us specific tasks to accomplish. He has done this at a specific time in history.
What is our specific purpose?
In three brief categories, our family’s purpose is:
To glorify our Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
To encourage other families and individuals.
To work together, taking dominion in Kingdom-advancing tasks.
What are the specific tasks?
The practical side of day-to-day living and the fulfillment of our purposes are myriad and progressive. Myriad because of the multitude of varying tasks and goals; progressive because we’re “a work in progress.” We have so much to learn, so many goals, dreams, and ideas. But above all, we desire to bring honor and glory the the Lord Jesus Christ in everything we think, say, and do. This is our ultimate goal and purpose.
When is the specific time?
It is now. God has sovereignly put us in the place we live, with the people around us, at this point in the world’s history. We praise the Lord for the ways in which He has led and taught us up until this point. May we be faithful to Him with every ounce of energy and every breath of air until the day He calls us home to be with Him!