Monday, January 28, 2013

As For Me and My House...

"...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... 

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."
- Joshua 24:15

A short post today, but certainly not one lacking in importance.  My sweet son, Jack, was baptized by my dad yesterday.  I can't even begin to put into words the joy that fills my soul.  

Many times I have heard my dad quote, Proverbs 22:6.
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it". 

I am so thankful for the gift of Godly parents.  Parents, never underestimate the influence you have on your children's lives.*   As they grow, they may wax and wane in their faith, but it is truly, truly, the greatest gift of love you can ever give them.  When my days on earth are through, the gift of love remains....

Father God, thank you for the gift of Godly parents.  And, thank you for the joy of being a mother.  Please watch over my sweet babies.  Hold them in Your hands and keep them safe.  May they grow to be mighty men of God and faithfully serve You as they travel the many roads in their lives.  

*Certainly, parents aren't the only ones with influence in children's lives.  Grandparents, in particular, have had a very strong influence in my life and in the lives of my own children (see photo above!).  People of influence are all around each and every one of us, and they need not be blood relation to share the love of Christ with our children.  May each of us be blessed to have people in our lives who share, or have shared, the greatest gift of love with us.  

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