My family returned home from a day at the amusement park. I was asleep when they came home around midnight. The next morning, my wife shared an endearing story. “We came home and I told our son to get washed up and go to bed. I went to our office and did some work. About a half hour later, I went upstairs to check on him but was surprised that he was not in his bed. I searched the house but he was not in his bedroom or our room. Where did he go? Guess where I found him? At the kitchen table.”
“Ahh, he was hungry!”
My wife chuckled. “No! He was reading the Bible.”
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping your word. I have sought you with all my heart; don’t let me wander from your commands. I have treasured your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.
Psalms 119:9-11 (CSB)
I am so grateful that my son is so dedicated to reading God’s Word every day. Even after a festive day, arriving home several hours after his usual bedtime, he prioritized the reading of the Bible before he went to bed. I am always praying for my son’s faith, that he would be soundly rooted in God’s Word. God showed me how my prayers for my son were answered. God also convicted me that my commitment to Him should be more like my son’s. He has prioritized God in spite of all the distractions of the day, something I definitely need to learn.
How I wish my faith in God was as strong and pure as my son’s!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.