Erma Bombeck, the author who wrote “If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing Here In The Pits”, tells of two moments in her husband’s life:
There was a time when the children were growing up that her husband used to go and look at the back yard. Surveying the muddy patches where the lawn should be, he would wonder — Will the grass ever come back?
And then there was the time when the children were grown and gone that her husband went and looked over the beautiful green lawn, immaculate from lack of use and wondered — Will the children ever come back?
This reminds me of the short time we have with our children, and the importance of training in the Lord while we have opportunity. Solomon declared, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pro. 22:6). “Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction” (Pro. 19:18). “The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother” (Pro. 29:15). The apostle taught, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4).
Parents, take advantage of your opportunity with your children – for your children will soon be gone.
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”