Sunday, September 13, 2009

A word about my parents...

This blog could be a whole book! My parents... although they have been in heaven for many years now, they are so alive in my heart every day. The lives they lead and the things they taught me continue to form and shape who I am, and, trust me... they set the bar high! I lived in a home where faith in God was the daily standard, trusting Him when there were no real certainties about money or the future, and knowing that He would provide, always! Living by faith was as real to them as it is many times difficult for me, even now. The reason they were so steady was because they really KNEW who was the 'author and finisher' of their faith. They knew Him and they knew that His promises to them were unfailingly true. We watched them closely and saw that through the ups and downs of life, the uncertainty, the disappointments and the heartaches, they went FIRST to Jesus, and drew their strength from HIS well. They ran their races with strength, honor and joy, and God always ran it with them. One of their favorite expressions, and one they lived by, was "EACH FOR THE OTHER AND BOTH FOR GOD"... How thankful I am today, to have grown up in this home, and to have seen daily what it means to really walk with God. My prayer for my own life continues to be a reflection of these lessons from their lives. The greatest part is... their God is also MY God!....and all of His promises to them, are also to me, and to each one of us who know Him!

1 comment:

AB said...

They are my parents too and I echo every single word you just said. WHAT a rich gift for LIFE to us, their children, every single tool they gave us to "make the mark" instead of "miss the mark", WOW. xxxxxxx AB