A young boy asked his father, “Dad, don’t they ever give showers for the groom?”
“No, son,” he replied. “There will be plenty of showers for him after his bride begins to reign!”
What an introduction to marriage and the family! It would seem as though the father was describing his life and disappointments.
All of us want our homes to be a little bit of heaven on earth. But there will always be the realities of life. Problems invade every home at the worst possible time and with great intensity. But God established the home and He would have it to be a harbor in the time of storms and a refuge in days of distress.
If parents would assume their rightful places and follow the teachings of His Word, how different things would be. If prayer was practiced, Scriptures read and worship at the heart of family life, the storms could be endured and the family strengthened.
If we want our homes to be what God wants them to be, we must pray: “Here’s our family, live with us; here’s our home, be the Lord of it.”
Prayer: Father, living as a family is difficult at times. Help us to realize that in times of stress and strain we need You more than ever: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Ephesians 5:20-30 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.