|MY WIFE LOUISE, IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS
Music Download: A Mother's Love
We know the saying, "Man works from sun til sun,
but Mother’s work is never done." When I see a Mom in a store, with two or three little ones following, you can
believe that I pray for her…that the Lord give her love, patience, and strength, to raise those children up in the
way they should go. And though love can wear thin when the kids have been extra boisterous, they never wear out. And patience
is also a must. And just as important…strength to have those other two requirements, with three little ones full of
energy, from early to late.
I see a father with children trailing, with no Mom along, I hope and pray that it doesn’t hint of a broken home…that
he’s just giving Mom an hour of rest, while he holds a child with one hand, and the food list in the other, and wondering
where in the world the peanut butter aisle is.
how to make it, with children? Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he’s
old, he will not depart from it." And that training should, of all things, be to live a Christian life before them.
That’s getting more difficult every day. With the public way now, to not allow any hint of God and Christ in public
places…especially our schools…it’s even more important to be instilling Christ in their minds, from a
Jesus lullaby to baby, to a daily devotion…a brief Bible reading and kneeling in prayer for all the family. Let them
hear you pray.
Pray for Dads, and pray
for children, and pray for Moms, who hold families together! Meanwhile, I invite you to listen to a song I wrote about
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I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.