DayBreaks for 07/19/13 – Lawns and Kids
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?
These are simple, homey moments that nearly any parent can identify with. But they point us to deeper truths that are timeless and priceless: some parts of life are temporary and like the grass they shine for a moment and then are gone but they come back the next spring. Other things, such as our children, are beings with eternal destinies, infinitely more precious and valuable than some patch of grass. Yet I fear that too many today are spending more time on grass or cars or work or hobbies or sports than investing it in the eternal souls of their children. Wisdom knows the difference. Do our actions show that we understand the value of the human souls that fill the homes and buildings and stores around us? Do we even recognize it in our own children and grand-children?
PRAYER: Oh, Lord, help us see the value of the human soul in the scars of your hands. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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