“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”
“That’s All We Know”
(Please read Deuteronomy 4:9-10 and Proverbs 22:6)
It was a great occasion one July evening when our congregation was treated to the sight of an entire pew full of out-of-town kinfolks of two of our members. On Sunday night, too, when many people don’t make it to church, and they had just arrived in town. Yet here they were, singing heartily and enjoying their time of worship.
When someone commented that the family obviously had been brought up as churchgoers, one of them said, “Our daddy was a minister and that’s the way we were raised. That’s all we know.”
Good for the father and mother who reared such a family! For along with the habit of regular church attendance, the children learned many things that will benefit them throughout their lives. They learned about God, about Jesus and about the Bible. They learned to revere their Savior and walk uprightly before him. They learned to love because they were loved. They learned how to live, because they knew how Jesus lived and, closer to home, how their parents lived.
They learned to be constant in God’s service, whether at home where people know them or far from home where most people are strangers. Thus they became disciples the Lord can rely on to be faithful in all circumstances.
And they learned to enjoy the fellowship of other Christians, one of the great blessings of our religion. They gave us the opportunity to get acquainted, and we’ll treasure their visit as a bright spot in our lives.
“That’s all we know” turns out to be much indeed. We hope your family is learning the same good lessons.