“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18
Sam Austin taught me well. Not so much in what he said, but just how he did. He always did his best. His ‘doings’ are still around today. He never drove a nail crooked. Never! He never put the key to a house in the hand of anyone that wasn’t the best house anyone could make into a home, donchaknow. My Daddy was a “Love-in-Action”. No son could ask for more. But, I am sorry to say, “I did”. I studied his flaws for such a long time, I missed the blessing of his spiritual essence. But, Praise God, not any more! I am so very proud of my Daddy today. He struggled with demons, just as I have. I know from personal experience just how difficult that is. Obviously, my own son seems to have overcome the demons as a respected business leader. I have an idea just how much effort that took and I applaud him in his victory. And, my girls, well, their evidence of ‘firm faith’ is quite on display. We all had to overcome disappointment in each other. Disappointments that the Sinister Minister blended into the family mix. (Much of the power to do so comes from those God places in our lives, donchaknow) No More! I know my family’s spiritual health is good today., because “they love with actions and truth”! The fact is evident every day. If you haven’t told your precious children just how much they have blessed your life, then time’s a’wasting!
That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates. AMEN