Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 23, 2017

Train Them Well

feb-23“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”  Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

For the mommas out there: do you remember the first time your child climbed on the school bus to make the seemingly longest-trip-ever without you? If you were anything like me, you probably stood there watching your baby climb the steps and find her seat before the bus slowly took off. You tried to be brave enough to not run after that bus screaming for it to stop, while tears streamed down your face. And guess what? Your child was fine! She was not crying or scared because you prepared her for that day, by telling her the positive, fun and rewarding attributes of being in school, which included making new friends.

As I dust off the cobwebs from memories from nearly 30 years ago, I remember my son arriving at home at the end of the day waving a colorful red paper folder.  It would be filled with pictures he had colored at school, numbers he had traced, a personalized bus-shaped tag containing his bus number, to be used each time he climbed on the school bus, and a note from his teacher. He was overjoyed. Ecstatic. And he was absolutely excited about getting back on that school bus and heading back to his classroom, where his desk also displayed his name. I cried again (yes, you bet!). Our minds are so fruitful! From my baby’s report of how his FIRST day of school went, I could already envision his graduation day eighteen years later; my baby, the scholar!

The Lord promises to guide us and to teach us in the way we should go, and we are spurred on to train our children on the right path. If we do that – instruct them, train them in the way they should go – we have positioned them to be all right. And though our physical eyes may not always see where they plant their feet, our hearts will always be connected.

 

“Lord, may we never wander away from Your instruction or from Your path. And Father, please equip us to be good teachers and role models to our children.”

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

 

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