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Because one day a trial or a pain will come along and knock the wind out of him, and when that happens, I want him to know where home is.

That’s the answer my heart gives each time I think about the importance of passing on the baton of faith and hope to my son.

Of all the beautiful gifts of love I received from my mom, this is the one I cherish the most. She modeled Jesus for me. She didn’t do it perfectly. Who does?  Yet, what I remember most, was that getting to know Jesus was a priority in her life. I watched as she learned to walk with Him, trust Him, depend on Him and write songs of praise to Him. When her world came crashing down, she leaned on Him to be her strength and her peace.  I witnessed that over and over. And when she took her final breath here on earth, I saw eyes that knew, with complete confidence, where home was.

That’s the legacy I want to leave for my son.

I want him to know that this life is not his home– so don’t live like it is.

I want him to know that a faith journey is not a perfect journey but it is a daily and a life long choice to grab onto His hand, a daily and life long choice to get to know Jesus more and more. And, as we do, our grip becomes firmer because we begin to understand this incredible truth: that a holy, loving, perfect Father never stops wanting to hold onto us…us. He never rejects us, no matter how many times we’ve let go, wandered in the wrong direction or forgotten which road leads us home

Lord, teach me how to live this out today.  How do I model Your love,  Your grace, Your forgiveness and Your mercy?

Help me, Lord.

Because one day a trial or a pain will come along and knock the wind out of him, and when that happens, I want him to know where home is.

“Teach a youth about the way he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

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