Deuteronomy 4:9 (NKJV) Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
Food for thought: After a rather lifeless Sunday morning service, the pastor noticed a young boy staring intensely at a large plaque mounted in the church’s foyer. It was covered with names and flanked by American flags.
Recognizing the opportunity to connect, the pastor approached, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, ‘Good morning young man.’ ‘Good morning,’ the boy replied, still looking intently at the plaque, he then asked, ‘Pastor, what’s this?’
“Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service,” Then, with a note of gravity in his voice, the boy asked, ‘Which service did they die in ‘ the 9:30 or the 11:00 o’clock?’
Point to ponder- Passing on to the next generation what’s dear to our hearts, and what they’ll need to live well, is a privilege and burden for any caring adult. Yet communication gaps can be daunting. Take time, and choose your words well. And leave something special as you pass through this life!
For His Glory,
Pastor James Baker,Jr.