I felt a huge check in my heart.
Actually, I was caught off guard by the suggestion.
An opportunity was suggested to our youngest son to take part in an activity that would keep him from attending Bible study class and church service on Sunday mornings.
Immediately, I had a concern deep within.
For a few hours, this concern kept coming up.
My first response was for my son to let the opportunity go and continue to attend church and Bible study.
As I sat down at the computer moments ago, I visited a Bible website.
A daily passage was there before me.
It was from Deuteronomy, chapter six.
The words spoke right to me and what I had been thinking.
I accessed the entire chapter in the New Century Version.
Moses is speaking to the Israelites.
Here are a few verses:
Listen, people of Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Always remember these commands I give you today. Teach them to your children, and talk about them when you sit at home and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign. Tie them on your forehead to remind you, and write them on your doors and gates.
As a parent, it is my responsibility to encourage and provide ways for my children to grow in faith.
I must teach them about God.
At any moment of any day.
At home, when we are out, at night time, in the morning.
God is a part of all of our lives all of the time.
Being a part of a Sunday worship and Bible study time is a very important part of this teaching.
If something takes away from that availability, is it truly an….