The school had a program today to start off the last nine weeks. The theme is Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Wonderful theme. All of us need the wisdom and understanding that only He can give. God’s word says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” With the wisdom that God gives us, we can make wise decisions, which not only affect us but those around us. The seventh grade shared a drama about the wise decision of Solomon. Two prostitutes came to Solomon for help. They were fighting for a child. Solomon ordered the child to be cut in two so both women could share the child. The “real” mother pleaded for the life of the child while the other wanted the child to be killed. The child was given to the “real” mother.
I watched and could not help but smile at the boys who were doing the drama. All of them grew up in Vencedores, and God is doing a good work in them. As dorm parents, that is what we ask of the Lord. To give our children the wisdom and understanding as they grow and to make the right decisions in life. We cannot hold on to them forever. They will grow and try to fly. This is the time we need to allow them to struggle and fail but be there to nudge and encourage them to try again. All of us need His wisdom and understanding.
When the program was over, I was walking out and one of the boys from dialysis came up and hugged me. I smiled and talked to him for a while, then gave him a hug as he ran to catch up to his class. The Lord is reminding me that there is a fight going on with the children of Casa. We cannot teach our children to love both the world and the Lord. The world doesn’t really care about them, but our “real” Father in heaven does and He desires each child to be saved. The battle is the Lord’s and we know that He will win. Amen and Amen.
I picked up the report card of the boys and our little one, and they did really well this past semester. Thirty-one of our boys did well, while the other seven failed a subject. That’s not too bad. So we are very proud of our boys. We will celebrate with our boys and show them that we are very proud of them.
Lee and Candy