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Monday, May 14, 2018
A foggy early morning view on Mother's Day from our front porch.
Quite a contrast to the traffic Brooksyne and Ester were in on Saturday!
(see photo below)
"The Blessing Of Honor"
Message summary: Today let us make a renewed resolve to faithfully obey the Fifth Commandment to honor our father and mother. For children this is expressed by obeying our parents. For adults it's expressed by living a life that will bring them honor.
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redefinition of marriage and parenting.
"God, in His Word and His pattern for life and living, set the model for the family long ago when He established the pattern of a man leaving his family, choosing and cleaving to his wife and from that union to bring forth children, teaching them and raising them in the ways of God and His truth, and then inculcating God’s moral standards for human sexuality, life and death, marriage and its fulfillments and its duties into the minds and hearts of the children."
Daily prayer: Father, Your perfect design for creating a family started with Adam and Eve. You gave them tremendous responsibility as parents to raise their children as responsible individuals who would in turn raise their children in the same way. And so your order continues to our own generation. At the heart of our family relations the fifth commandment indicates that we're to honor our father and mother which includes a promise that we'll live long full lives. When we honor our parents, Lord, we also honor You and show appreciation for Your marvelous workmanship in our lives. We acknowledge that You ordained the family of our origin and we give thanks to You for our mother and father, brothers and sisters. Make us a blessing to them as the Fruit of the Spirit continues to grow in our lives and is played out in our relations to them. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Have you told your mom and dad that you love them lately? If not, please do so and let them know of their powerful input in your life. I believe God's command that we honor our parents is in effect all our lives. Don't procrastinate! As life progresses and we look back it will never be something we regret.
Some of you have strained relations and communication is difficult at best. Maybe you've not felt appreciation or love toward your parent(s) for more years than you can remember. Perhaps you had to make the very difficult choice in obeying God rather than obeying your parent(s) as many have been put in this conflicting position. Due to deep hurts or, for some readers, you have been painfully rejected over the years in your stand for righteousness. May God give you innovative ways to show respect to His command in spite of your experience. Do it as unto God and He will bless your endeavor. It will also serve as an example to your own children and others whom you seek to influence.
On Saturday Brooksyne and Ester joined some friends for a bus trip to NYC. It was a Mother/Daughter gathering so Stephen was not included.
Brooksyne and Ester standing just off Fifth Avenue at the head of the Channel Gardens with a backdrop of Rockefeller Plaza.
Here is the all too common traffic scene in NYC that we contrast with our peaceful rural view from our front porch yesterday morning in our lead photo! Brooksyne and Ester are sitting on the top deck of a touring bus, thus they're looking down at the traffic below.
It rained several hours during their visit. Next time you're tempted to complain about your work conditions consider these window washers who are actually washing a large skyscraper in the pouring rain! Not a good time to be washing windows but they were doing so.
One of the thriving NYC Chick-Fil-A restaurants!
When I saw this photo I thought of this bizarre article I read several weeks ago called "Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City" It illustrates just how messed up some people are. Amazing that someone can be "triggered" by a wholesome chicken sandwich!
We wonder how many who see this inscription at the Rockefeller Center realize it is a portion of a Scripture verse?
"And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure" (Isaiah 33:6).Unfortunately they print only the first portion of the Scripture and no context, leading one to interpret this expression based upon man's wisdom rather than God's!
Today's Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources
Calvary Church Mother's Day presentation of honor Video
Here is the script of the presentation:
"A Mother's Love" Video Jim Brickman
"Everything to Me" Video Mark Schultz
"He's My Son" Video Mark Schultz
"Call Her Blessed" Video Stacey Noll
"A Mother's Prayer" Video Keith & Kristyn Getty
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