Part 2 of 2
By Pastor Dave
Those of you who read this are probably go getters. You get up in the morning and you are on the run with things to do. We all have responsibilities and deadlines. But I want you to consider something. Put a moment in your moments as someone once taught me. Fathers, your children will grow up quickly. I find that there are moments of opportunity and if we don’t look for them we will miss them and they will be gone forever. We will always be busy.
I remember once when I was young and poor and struggling to make it in life, I had bought a fixer upper house and I was putting siding on the house, which I bought for 75% off. I had never worked with siding before and in the evening after work I was working on it by myself. Always pressed for time I was trying to finish up when just about a half hour before dark, I saw my daughter and the neighbor kids playing football in my backyard. I had to get the siding done and I could hear the kids yelling and having fun. Silly but I found myself in a struggle. I need to finish but I saw a moment to spend precious time with my daughter. I could see them playing and I would look at the piece of siding in my hand and the work that needed done and then I would look out in the backyard and see the kids playing. I would look back and forth and finally I threw the siding down and went and played football. I got the siding done soon after but realized I had made the best decision with my daughter and that would go a long way toward reaching my daughter. I believe there are a hundred missed moments that could be used in reaching our children with our love, influence, and time that could be lost forever. [Read more…]