Relational beings are called to reflect the divine relational being who patterns what it is to be relational.
Great relationships start with the one between the husband and wife. That is the greatest eartly expression of team. Two become one in the omst intimate sense and share life together for a common purpose andlearn over the years how to bring out the best in each other and thus bring out the best in themselves as a whole. That is then displayed to the offspring – closest to witness what that life looks like.
That example then impacts the way the children grow to appreciate other key relationships and the purpose in those relationships. Better still if that example points to the ultimate relational being then there’s a factor that will excel beyond the example of the parents to inspiure the child as they mature to see how relationships can work well.
Before they are team – they relate to each other as beings made in the image of God. That engagement is one of wonder at the work of the Lord. That interaction is one of honouring and cherishing what makes them who they are. On that basis of respect and a desire to mutually submit the same ethos of looking for the best in the others helps the team to truly excel.
That team does well to follow good examples.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden