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Loving Our Families When We Have to Be With Them
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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I am going against the grain here. I am thankful to God for the time off this past week due to the outstanding snow fall and frigid temperatures here in central Kentucky.

In contrast to nearly every statement I have seen or heard regarding the weather and the resulting snowed in situation of most of this area, we as a family are loving the situation. No, we are not stir crazy. No, we are not dying to get out of the house. No, we do not anxiously want to get away from one another. And we were literally, physically stuck at our house from Monday to Sunday.

What I would like to express is what a gift God has given us in our families.

Psalms 127:3-5 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

We have had time - that one thing that is so fleeting and so hard to redeem. Yet extra time has been bestowed to many during this wintry weather. Time has been given to enjoy one another, to love one another, to grow with one another, to serve the Lord with one another.

May I also add that this is what my wife does DAILY. Yes, daily. I cannot articulate to my readers what a blessing it is to know where, who, and how my children are being cared for and raised and that they are being cared for by the best person for that job – their mother. And yes, I did say “job”. I tell her often that she has the best and the hardest job. Some may beg to argue against that last statement – but the rule proves that most do indeed see staying at home with their families as a job – and one of the most odious and troublesome at that.

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Proverbs 31:10-12 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Let me give you an example. I have been a public school teacher for nearly a decade now. Each year someone finds out that my wife not only stays home with our children but that she also homeschools them. That is 24/7 intensive care. When many of these coworkers hear this, they, who are mostly women teachers, almost all say the same thing, “I could never do that. I come to work to get a break from my kids.” How appalling and dumbfounding a statement that is? An individual wants to leave their own children (which averages out to about 3 per family in America), and go take care of 25 kids who belong to someone else? Talk about being without natural affection.

So, wherein lies the problem? The problem, as always is sin and self. In this case selfishness and a desire for one’s own selfishly skewed feelings of happiness and pleasure overrides the needs and necessity of loving, raising, and yes, even simply enjoying the time God has given us with our families, with our spouse, with our children.

Readers, God has blessed you a gift here – your family. Don’t tread on this blessing lightly, taking for granted what so many would give everything to have. And do not take for granted God’s gifts to you, for your heavenly Father is the giver of such gifts. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Love your family. Teach your family. Spread the gospel to and through your family.

In speaking of the two greatest commandments, Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

It’s a good thing it didn’t say family.

Written by Lance M. Williams

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