Luther Burbank had the touch of a magician. He transformed the world of agriculture as he brought wonderful new plants and fruits to the fields of farmers.
His secret to success, so it seems, began as a child. Instead of giving him toys and playthings, his parents would give him plants to study and observe. As he grew older, he was taught about the marvels of nature, preparing him for his later profession.
Paul wrote to Timothy and reminded him that he was “taught the Holy Scriptures from childhood and they have given you the wisdom to receive salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.”
The “Holy Scriptures,” for Timothy, were the books of the Old Testament which pointed to Christ. So, when he heard Paul preach, he understood his message and became a follower of Jesus. But it was his parents who prepared him for his calling to Servant-hood.
Timothy was a respected Christian who became Paul’s representative. He probably knew Paul better than any other person and was even like a son to the Apostle, giving him much comfort and encouragement. The influence of parents always changes history.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to realize the importance that we parents have on our children and how we shape them for their future – in this life and the one to come. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,