This month we’ve been talking about Honor. The Biblical example has been David: honoring those younger or weaker than you as in David & Goliath, honoring your friends like David & Jonathan, honoring God like David did when he danced before the Lord with all his heart, and honor in the family as in David & Absolom’s struggle with that. Great lessons and lots of good discussions.
It’s interesting how God weaves so many lessons during these month themes back to ME. For example, this month I was facebooking & all of the sudden gossiping! Even when trying to be careful, that doggone tongue & fingers on the keyboard can slip so quickly!! I felt horrible for a few days even after trying to make it right. And was able to talk to the kids about now powerful our tongue is – once the words are out, we can’t take them back – like toothpaste our of the tube. And my tongue has been highlighted these days just during the day about who I’m driving behind, that librarian, etc. – am I honoring in my words in general? Challenging. I want our children to honor one another & their elders, etc. I need to be an example in these areas to them.
Anyway, the Olympics have been going on the last few weeks, so we’ve been able to talk about the kinds of honor we want to strive for – man’s vs. God’s there. But it just occurred to me that Purim is today & couldn’t be a greater way to end the month of Honor! How cool!! I love it when God does that – ties it all together for me. : ] Tonight we will be wrapping up Honor with an Esther Fest. I’m trying to think of some triangular foods & maybe we’ll have the kids dress up. We could read the book of Esther or listen to the kids CD we’ve got on it. Make it fun! But use this night as another chance to pass the baton of how God honors His promises to keep His people, how Esther honored her husband even in a very bad situation, how Haman wanted SO BADLY to be honored but God worked it out to let all that honor go to Mordecai. So much good stuff there! Plus it’s always fun to tell any story again of how our God moved & took a seemingly horrible situation & turned it completely around all to His glory!!! Love it!!!!! Happy Purim everyone!