Pastor Norm's Devotional
April 30, 2019, 11:00 AM

Your Most Important Task as a Parent

Your Most Important Task as a Parent


“My son, hear the instruction of your father; And do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck.”

- Proverbs 1:8-9


There was a mountain village that had a small lake as its only water source. The lake was fed by a stream created by snow-melt from the top of the mountain. But because of the debris from decaying limbs and leaves, the town hired workers to go up the mountain and ensure the stream was free of trash.


The children played, the people of the town drank, and swans and fish swam in the beautiful lake because of the workers who cleaned the water. But after a while people began to see the cleaning as a menial task. No one wanted to do it, but everyone wanted the benefits of a clean lake. So the workers eventually died and no one was left who wanted to clean the stream.


Soon, that once-beautiful lake became an eyesore. Scum formed on the top. The water was no longer drinkable. And the fish and swans that had once populated the lake, were gone. All this because, no one would tend to the stream, feeding the lake.


If you’re a parent, you’re the keeper of the spring! It’s not a menial thing…it’s the most important thing you can do. Do the work to make your home a safe place for your kids - a place where Christ is exalted and good behavior is exemplified!


05-07-2019 at 9:25 PM
Barbara Overocker
I think we are guilty of letting our children slide on to many things that we thought weren't that bad, because our faith wasn't that strong. We have been Reaping what we sow.
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