There are transitional moments in life that confirm something tremendous has taken place. One of those moments occurs in a teenager’s life and in lives of the parents of that particular teenager, when a mom or a dad gives to him or her the keys to the car for the first time for a solo run. What a transitional moment this is! Many of us have already experienced this. Some of you still have to experience it in life, but, I guarantee you, it’s going to happen. It’s going to be a step of growth for you. It’s a time when you release to your child into an adult world. It’s a change in your son or daughter’s life from which they are never going to turn back. It’s a moment in which you are giving your child an adult responsibility.
It is a transitional moment for the child also because the teenager recognizes that he has been given a great responsibility. It’s an adult responsibility. He also realizes that this is something that he needs to take care with because great trust has been put in him. Teenagers need to prove to their parents that the validity of their faith in them is correct.
In the Scripture, Jesus did something very similar for His disciples. Jesus said, “as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (Jn. 20:21). Jesus is tossing the keys to the kingdom to His disciples. He is demonstrating to them that He is entrusting to them the message of the gospel. He gives to them a great privilege.
The same is true for us to day. We now have the keys to the kingdom – we now have the authority to preach the Lord’s entrance requirements into His kingdom (Mt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15-16). How will we fulfill our obligation? Will we abide exactly by God’s law? Will we be compassionate, courteous, kind and loving? Will we fulfill our Christian responsibility to our Father and fellowman? What an awesome responsibility the Father has placed upon us. May we never disappoint our Father.
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“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”