So I just got home from church and doing a lot of errands and I just wanted to do a post on something the Pastor was saying to us in church. He was talking about planting a seed and reaping the results. During the sermon he mentioned Mark 10:29-30 where My Savior says:
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
I think of many people- namely Muslims- who have been disowned by their families, for deciding to turn from Islam to the Lord Jesus Christ (in actuality, the cost for leaving Islam is suppose to be death, but if the Muslim family is not faithful to the teachings of Muhammad he or she will be disowned from the family). People like Malak Sabri Alkanani and Negeen Mayel, have turned from Muhammad to the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result they have received much more in this present age, one of those things being a much HUGER family than the one they were apart of (that family, of course, is the family of God which extends to every continent and consists of millions, if not billions of adherents).
I think the reason our Savior promises such a reward for leaving your family to follow Him is because it shows that you love him more than anything else on this earth. Jesus is suppose to have preeminence above everything on this earth, since He's the reason we exist.