October 1st is Day of the Child in Guatemala, but since it falls on Sunday, it is celebrated today, here at Casa. I hugged the boys before they went to school and praised them for their good behavior at school. Today a local school with 175 students, shared their time and love with the children and teachers here. Yesterday, a different school group came and shared their time with the upper grades in Aleluya. The former school director of Casa works at that school, and it was good to see him. We’re grateful God sent them.
Yesterday I read “Good Words For Today” by Ray Pritchard who quoted Edgar Guest, “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear; And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.” One day, I would like for our children to go out and minister to others on “Day of the Child” instead of being ministered to. To see them put their faith, hope and love into action is what everybody needs.
Billy brought one of our boys to me. Seems there was a difference in the story in what happened at the school. Billy just wanted the truth. We have had problems with the truth lately, so it gets frustrating at times. I said, “We just want the truth. Remember the story I told all of you about the boy who cried wolf? The boy cried wolf and the people came to his rescue but found out it was just a lie. The boy laughed and thought it was funny. He kept on doing it with the same result until one day, there really was a wolf and when he cried for help, nobody came because they believed it was just another lie. Is that what you want? God’s word says ‘A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.’ When people hear your name, do you want them to think, ‘Liar?’ You can continue to tell us lies but one day you will stand before God and you will not be able to lie and you will be held accountable or you can confess, repent and tell the truth so our relationship with you can be restored, but most importantly, your relationship with the Lord. It is up to you?” As he sat there, he told Billy and me the truth. He was guilty. Thank You, Lord! Thank You, Holy Spirit! Thank You, Jesus!
Lee and Candy