Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
Well, it’s that time a year again…the end of the year. It’s that time again when you hear about goals, resolutions, changes to make our lives better, better than it was last year. We are a fallen people so we don’t have it all down perfectly, I included to be sure. Resolutions are usually self-made rules that are quickly forgotten, broken, or deemed too hard to keep after a few weeks into the new year. I think its funny how you pass by the gyms around town the first few weeks in January and see how crowded they are with all the goals, resolutions and changes folks pledge to make the new year better, but by about February or March these same gyms are back to the same usual pace. I have not been any of those people.
We have done the best that we could, took them to Church, talked about Jesus, prayed with them, sang with them, worshiped with them. We loved them, hugged them, apologized when we were wrong, praised them when they did well, and scolded them when they did wrong. We took them on trips, camped, hiked, visited historic sites, and holy places. We taught them to read, write, and do math, we taught them to think for themselves, learn and not memorize. We made them good learners, both honor students, graduating from high school with a 3.9 and a 4.0. I taught them the theology of the body, to respect themselves and others.
It's time to see how we did....what sunk in and what needs yet another layer of education..the school of hard knocks. I know that much of this is normal and I have to have faith that they will turn out as fine and decent human-beings, God-fearing, faithful, and headed for eternity. That's what we were going for and that they will pass on the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His teachings and of course His bride, the Church.
It is my prayer.