The Blessings of Wise Children
A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
There are many passages in Proverbs that start out, “My son,…” do this and that and you
will be wise. I used to read these passages to all of my seven children in the morning on the couch for “Bible Time”.
We called them the “My sons” and “My daughters” of Proverbs. Just as the Bible promises that God’s Word will not return void, and that if you “train up a child in the way he should go, when he grows old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6), my children have grown up to be godly, wise young people. They are a light in a crooked and perverse generation.
As they grew up, they would make cards for me on Father’s Day. The messages of gratitude and thanksgiving from them to me were so encouraging, I taped them to the inside of the door to my locker at work. On the roughest of days, I could open that door and read those cards, and I knew why I was working so hard – it was for them.
They still make me cards on Father’s Day, and they still bless my heart beyond description. Thank you Joy, Marshall, Rose, Scott, Jennifer Gloria and Josiah. And thank you Lisa, my wife, for making it all happen.