Parents

I am a very proud father. Twenty-none years ago the Lord sent us a 9 year old boy named Alex. He has grown up here and for 17 years he and his wife, Sara, have been dorm parents. They have four children of their own and at age 38 are ready to move on. They are so very special.

Aroldo showed the board a powerful power point of the dialysis history.

Brandi & Georgie had a surprise birthday party for Dottie. A number of dorms came to sing to her

 

 

God commands you and I to pay attention. We saw yesterday that the first object of our listening should be to God. Psalm 78:1 and Deuteronomy 30:10.

Second God commands that we pay attention to our parents. Proverbs 1:8 says, “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother”. Even unsaved parents are to be honored. Maybe they cannot quote the scriptures but the very fact that they are adults indicates they have learned a thing or two and we need to honor their wisdom. God will show you how to convert what they say and do into spiritual lessons.

I cannot say that my father was a Christian but I learned honesty, respect for elders, the value of work and a number of other truths found in the Bible. Honoring my father helped to make me who I am.

Third, God also tells us to be attentive to our conscience. I John 3:18-20. “My little children, let us love in deed and in truth. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” Our conscience is a powerful tool if we listen to God. It convicts us and places us back on track.

Dottie and I have been married for 55 years and I can tell you the date and hour of our last real argument. It was 5 years ago and it was 100% my fault. Just as when I stole from Western Auto 60 years ago God would give me no place of peace.

In both instances I had to be attentive to His voice of correction and then go and do what was right.