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I don’t write much about television shows but Blue Bloods has had my attention in a new way. I began watching the show about four years ago. Recently I discovered a channel which is airing the beginning episodes I had never before seen.

Now several nights a week, when there isn’t anything else I am interested in, I flip and grab an episode or two. If you are unfamiliar with the show, it is about a four generational family, the Reagans, who are all involved in some sort of police or law enforcement careers.

For some reason, I wondered what is it about this show that has pulled me in? Several thoughts began to come together while taking in a few shows this week:

  • Fatherhood. Frank Reagan, the Police Commissioner, is always aware of the cases in which his children are involved. He keeps track of the events and his eyes are watching out for their safety.You discern my going out and my lying down;you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139:3, NIV)

  • The Table. The family always gathers for Sunday dinners. No matter what they are doing, which case they are in the middle of, they always make it to the table for the weekly meal.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” (Psalm 23:3, NIV)

    “The the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” (Revelation 19:9, NIV)

  • Family Love. They are a family who love one another. They have one another’s backs. They may not always agree or share the same opinions, but they remain united.

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.(John 13:34, NIV)

    “Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” (Philippians 2:2, NIV)

  • Prayer. The Reagans pray as a family before each meal. These prayers are simple and pertaining to the events of the day and to the meal.

    “Pray continually.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV)

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Phillipians 4:6, NIV)

So I’ll continue to watch Blue Bloods. It will be interesting to see what other insights will come with each episode. But for now, I am holding onto these lessons.

Give grace.
Stay committed.
Gather round the table.
Love one another deeply,
and above all – keep one another in prayer.

“Wait” is my One Word 2022. Two posts on “waiting” were an encouragement to my heart last week. Lisa Blair wrote: “Prayer is active. And waiting is an active stance of our heart.” You can read her post, 3 Steps in How to Wait on the Lord, HERE.

InstaEncouragements shared a wonderful quote from Warren Wiersbe in their post “But I Don’t Want to Wait”: “When you wait on the Lord in prayer, you are not wasting your time; you are investing it.”  You can read their entire post HERE.

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