top of page

Rose Perry

May 18, 2024

Malachi 4:5-6, King James Version

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”


Family is awesome when we get along. Practice forgiveness and talk through anything that is bothering you so you can fellowship together anytime sharing the Love of God, Our Father.


The prophet Malachi wrote to forewarn the people of God what would take place in the future. He told them of a time when God would send a messenger like Elijah, who would turn the people’s hearts back towards God.


The messenger Malachi referred to was John the Baptist. And John’s role was to point the people back to God in preparation for the coming of Jesus (Matthew 3:1-12). John preached a message of repentance, and baptized people in the Jordan river as a sign of turning back to God.


For those who trust in God and believed in Jesus as the coming Messiah, they experienced restoration and salvation. And this is part of Malachi’s message: those who trust in God will be saved from the coming judgment.


One of the signs of this restoration is the uniting of families. The family unit is central to God’s mission, as the relationships within the family represent God’s relationships with His church.


God desires the hearts of fathers to be restored to their children, and the children to their fathers.


While we know that no family is perfect—in fact, many families are broken—we all look forward to the day when God will completely restore our broken world to harmony and love again. Until then we strive to do our best to live in harmony and love with one another.


If you are a father, consider how you can express God’s love through your relationships to your children. And as children, may we use the time we have left to love our parents as well. For all of us, may we consider how we can love those around us in a way that honors God and communicates His love.

bottom of page