Thursday, May 28, 2009


Our friends’ high school-age son was chosen to go to a leadership conference in Kansas City. Another son seems to be outstanding in chemistry. Their daughter traveled to Japan for a portion of her college credits. Our son’s resume listed capabilities in the graphic design field. Our daughter decided to take up training an ox. Each loved God, desiring to do His will. How we, as adults, marvel at how God has worked in our children’s lives. Looking around at other believing young people’s lives, we notice the same courage to step out and try new things.

When we were young, it seemed the only way to Kansas City was by cyclone, hurricane or tornado. We probably would never have even thought of going to Japan, not to mention studying there. We probably never considered training an ox, having trouble even training a puppy.

Our children’s lives have certainly been enriched by God. In turn, their lives have enriched our own. Perhaps, as we look at our children’s courage to venture out into untried areas, we should consider prayerfully asking the Lord in what areas we should next venture - with His courage.

So I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and of good courage. Joshua 1:5

Heavenly Father, please send the courage I need as You prompt me to try new adventures. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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