Family of Faith: Blood is thicker than water. Sometimes this phrase is used to show that family ties are stronger than the ones you make among friends. While earthly family relationships are important, in the Gospel of Mark 3:20-35 Jesus teaches that our relationships to God and His Family of Faith are of even greater importance. We have been made brothers and sisters in Christ through a different, more precious blood — the blood of Jesus shed for us on the cross. Relationships made possible through His blood last for all eternity. While we honor our families, we give greater honor to the One who made us a part of His Family. Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of being call Your sons and daughters!