Tuesday, November 20, 2012

If We Were Really Wise

By Helen M. Young

Socrates said over 2,000 years ago: "Could I climb to the highest place in Athens, I would lift my voice and proclaim, “Fellow citizens, why do you turn and scrape every stone to gather wealth and take so little care of your children to who one day you must relinquish it all.”

We are concerned about the little training in the bible which the children of America are receiving.  We do not claim to know exactly how it can be done in every instance, but we are committed to the proposition that America's greatest need is spiritual rather than material. We believe we must restore God to the central place in our training program for our children.

If God is our creator, if He is our Father, if He is the one who sustains us, and gives us every blessing, then we cannot really understand anything in his universe apart from Him. Every thing relates to Him. We came from Him. We live to fulfill His purpose for us. We shall face Him in judgment. He cannot be ignored or relegated to the periphery of our life with impunity.

We pray that God will help our generation to restore Him to His proper place in the training of our children.

"I saw tomorrow look at me

From little children's eyes,
And thought how carefully we would teach
If we were really wise."



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