I am a perfect dad.
Just don’t ask any of my three kids. No need to trouble my wife either.
Okay so I am not a perfect dad. Not even close.
So then why do I still have it stuck in my head that if I could only find myself in the perfect situation…parenting would be such a snap? And I think you know what I mean by “perfect situation.” It’s the one where no one is rushed for time and every head is cool and every child’s heart is open for parental wisdom. It’s the world where our kids approach us after they’ve just finished washing all the dishes from our family supper and earnestly beseech: “Father, teach us from thine Scriptures. Our hearts long for eternal truth over the trappings of these temporal video games.”
Again, not even close.
Fortunately, the picture of family life painted in the Old Testament is just as chaotic as our own, if not more. Life was full of challenges for the people of God. Family life even more so. Think of it this way: when the people of God were not held in captivity, they were wandering in the desert….Continue Reading