I know sometimes I'm too proud of my family but bear with me this time. I’ve got the greatest brother in the world. I’m blessed. Now this is not to rub it in or make you feel bad or for you to think I think I’m better than you. I have two brothers. Growing up my older brother Carey and I did everything together. We shared a room. I learned to wrestle from him. I learned to ride a bike with him. We ran businesses together, played ball together, dated together and almost died together on several occasions. I thought he was the coolest guy in the world. But that is not the brother that this article is talking about.
I had an older brother - he lived in the room upstairs. He started running with college guys before I can remember. He was the golden child who did everything right. Point guard on the basketball team, quarterback on the football team, number one on the tennis squad. I didn’t know him - till college. But in college we became close and as we’ve grown older we’ve grown closer. He’s the one that everything he touches is blessed. I hear him preach and every time I think “I wish I could preach like that.” I used to get his sermons and transcribe them and steal them. We spend hours and hours together and every time we are together it is a non-stop talk fest! What a brother. But that is not the brother who this is titled after.
Yes, I’ve been blessed but you can be too. For the Brother I’m speaking of, the best brother in the world is Jesus Christ Himself. What an amazing thought that we can be so blessed as to have a Brother who loves us that much, who is patient, who is the Lord! Hebrews 2:10-15 says it this way: “For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying,
‘I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.’
‘I will put my trust in him.’
‘Behold, I and the children God has given me.’
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery."
Oh, that my brother would be your brother too...