An Encouraging Word
By: WebmasterDate: Feb 1, 2016 Tags: School News
“Fan the flame of my gift in your children. Sincere faith can be passed on to your children and to their children from generation to generation. Keep passing on a heritage of faith. Don’t let my flame go out! When it comes to matters of eternity, moms and dads have a special sense. Somehow moms and dads can see beyond disheveled hair, freshly torn jeans, and smudged faces. Moms and dads can look into the tearful eyes of an unhappy two-year-old or the questioning eyes of a moody teenager and see not only what is – but what can be.
As you interact with your children in your daily routines – routines that may seem mundane and far removed from eternity – remember that you are imparting a sense of something much bigger than the here and now. You are imparting seeds of faith. As your children watch you react to sadness, joy, tragedy, success, and failure, they begin to learn what it means to have faith in something beyond themselves. Your gentle reassurance when things go wrong, your unfailing confidence in the face of apparent failure, your ability to trust God when life seems to be falling apart – these responses give faith structure and meaning. You are the ‘embodiment’ of faith – faith ‘with skin on.’
Every new day presents opportunities to pass on little bits of your faith – little bits of eternity. Enjoy a beautiful sunset together and remind your children of the God who made it. Use the death of a loved one to talk about heaven. When hearts get broken or dreams fall apart, remind them that God holds the key to real happiness and that he is the rebuilder of hopes and dreams. When uncertainty clouds their vision, lead them to their knees in prayer – pray with them often and about everything. When Satan wins a battle, wrap your arms around them, gently embrace confidence back into them, and tell them of God’s unconditional love – a love that will love them no matter what. When it comes to matters of eternity … moms and dads have a special sense.” (Excerpts taken from: Hugs for Mom by John Smith)
I am praying for you!
Love, Mrs. Huntsman