Young baseball players dream of the day they hit their first “homer”. After many nearly perfect tries and with a few needed adjustments made, at a crack of the bat the player sprints past first, flies by second, passes third and finally reaches the safety of home base. The crowd roars while the umpire shouts, “SAFE!” Pure joy clutches the heart of that player…a HOME RUN never to be forgotten.
Recently this little story came across my desk:
After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied, "That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and (sniff, sniff) I want to stay with you guys."
As humorous as this little story is, it evokes some pondering. Do my children understand the meaning of a “Christian home”? If so, do they feel like they live in one? These serious questions often lead to needed adjustments that can mean an amazing HOME RUN for a family.
…do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV (portions)
As believers in Christ, the family of God is our forever home…a safe, warm and loving place to be.
This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone.
Ephesians 2:19 The Message
REMAINING IN CHRIST LEADS TO THE BEST HOME RUN EVER!
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