DITW – Light and Wisdom Among Darkness – May 9, 2018

Date: 9 May 2018 Comments: 0

With much joy and simple satisfaction, I got to watch my daugther perform with her school choir, her first show as a full teenager. Her awesome nanny helped her get her hair super straight and it was amazing to see how grown up she looked.

As I watched her and saw her joy in the singing of these tunes, I was awash with wondering what kind of person she will one day become. It quickly dawned on me that no matter what I do, no matter how much I strive to help her as a father, God will be the one who ultimately guides her steps. Some days her mouth drives me crazy and I can’t believe she would say what she says, other days, she performs music with a smile and grace in front of the stage even when her classmate faints (this was real).

Today I read my verses and I am brought to an insightful passage in Proverbs. “So don’t bother correcting mockers, they will only hate you. But correct the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous and they will learn even more.” (Proverbs 9:8-9, NLT). When my daughter becomes an adult and I can see the way God grows her, I pray that she will be wiser than her peers and that she will not continue to let people get under her skin. I have learned in life that it is never wise to fight fire with fire so I pray that I teach my daughter and all my children that as they go about their lives.

But can a blind man truly lead the blind? Probably not, but I carry a light in me that I try to show everywhere, the light of Christ. I hope Christ’s light will shine through to my children even though I may be a dirty lamp shade at times. “The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into this world.” (John 1:9, NLT).

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