Fun Times with Dad: I don’t really have a “fun” time that I am sharing in this episode, but rather a story of our leaving one of our children at church on Mother’s Day. It was an accident and there’s a really good explanation!
Our firstborn child graduated from High School this past Saturday (5/13/17). In this episode, I talk about our experience of Alex’s graduation weekend. He will be starting his studies at Purdue University in the coming fall as he’s been accepted into the Krannert School of Business.
Learning to Let Go
About thirteen years ago, I wrote a song called “Learning to Let Go” (available in iTunes, Amazon and Spotify) that talks about the challenge we have as parents of releasing our children into God’s care. This, of course, happens in many stages through their life as they learn to walk, start kindergarten, learn to drive and head off to college. It’s a little surreal to me to be at that last stage that I wrote about in the song many years ago.
As our kids graduate and move on, we hope we have instilled in them the Biblical principles that will serve as a solid foundation in life. I share in this episode about the comparisons in the following Scripture passages:
My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.
When you walk, they will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
~ Proverbs 6:20-22 ~
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ~
I like how the passage in Deuteronomy, instruction to parents, parallels the instruction to the son (or children) in the Proverbs passage. Stay the course, parents! Teach them diligently!