Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Call Him Daddy!

Romans 8:15 says, For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"  (NASB)                                                                                                                                      
That word "Abba" simply means "Daddy".                                                                                                             
My oldest daughter quite frequently tells other childen that my name is "Pastor Tim" and that they have to call me "Pastor Tim", but that she gets to call me "Daddy" because it is a special name. I like that! "Daddy" is a special name that only my 3 daughters get to call me.                                                                                                 
Romans 8:15 tells us that as Christians we get to call God, "Daddy". What a special name. As Christians we should feel such a powerful relational connection with God that we can confidently call Him “Daddy” and know that He calls us His child.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank God for Moms

Do you remember this old saying? 

Man may work from sun to sun,
But woman’s work is never done.

One day a man came home from work to find total mayhem at home. The kids were outside still in their pajamas playing in the mud and muck. There were empty food boxes and wrappers all around. 

As he proceeded into the house, he found an even bigger mess. Dishes on the counter, dog food spilled on the floor, a broken glass under the table, and a small pile of sand by the back door. The family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing, and a lamp had been knocked over. 

He headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, to look for his wife. He was becoming worried that she may be ill, or that something had happened to her.

He found her in the bedroom, still in bed with her pajamas on, reading a book. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her confused and asked, "What happened here today?" She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what I did today?" "Yes," was his reply." She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it!"

It’s not easy being a mother is it? It’s hard work. A mother’s job is never done. When you are a mother you become a professionally cook, a referee, a maid, a teacher, a seamstress, a counselor, a taxi driver, and so many other things all rolled into one—and there’s no salary involved.

John Maxwell once said, “The instant that we are born, we already owe someone for nine months of room and board… and we never fully pay that debt.”

He’s right, isn’t he? Moms, we owe you more than we could ever repay and probably more than we will ever know.

Thanks for all you do Mom!