This is a letter that I wrote to my Son, letting him know that I care. I put it in an envelope and gave it to him. Sometimes I'm to hard on him, and I think if I don't share with him now, I may not ever get the chance to let him know how I feel. Time fly's. P.S. My Son will be 13 this year.
Dear Calvin, 6/19/10
I wanted to let you know how much I love you. It brings me tears of joy to see that your hearts desire is to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus to others (without fear of judgment) so that they too, may know the blessings of a Christian life. You’re the first born Son in our family. I remember when you were just a tiny little four pound infant. I was so scared to have a child, so I dedicated you into the Lords care, and I myself dedicated my life to Jesus. For this reason I am fully trusting that whatever God’s plans are for you; are good; and not evil; to bring you to a future and a hope. Jer.29:11
You may not remember, but, up to about age six; you were always constantly climbing all over me and squeezing me. It sounds weird now, ONLY because I stopped letting you climb on me when you started to grow. I wish I would have never stopped hugging you like I did when you were just a little guy. Just know that if you ever need a hug, I will never push you away, no matter how old you get. I also want to ask you to forgive me for any angry actions or feelings I have ever had toward you or ever will. I promise I have never intended to become a frustrated parent, and I realize that parents are not perfect, but as a Christian, I want you to know that it is more than possible, (only by God) to humble one’s self and ask for forgiveness.
Without a doubt we are living in perilous times. You will notice it more and more as the years go by, especially because you have been taught the TRUTH. If ever you feel
Overwhelmed, just know that this world is not our permanent home. We are aliens passing through; sojourners; pilgrims; destine to an eternal inheritance prepared especially for us. It may get real ugly here on this earth, but it’s run by satan and we should never get comfortable here. Keep a loose grip on the things that bring pleasure, such as material things. And come to Jesus for everything.
As for your siblings, I know it’s been a huge responsibility to help me out with your siblings, but you have no idea how much you really have helped. It may seem like you’re always the one in trouble, but your not, you are very appreciated, and NEEDED. You will soon discover how meaningful it was to be the extra hand in the family. You have been a great big brother. Teaching about the Bible, and what is safe, and what is dangerous. God will reward you for the stuff that never gets noticed. Simply stay humble, and except a servant’s heart, which is to always do everything for God to notice and be pleased with, and not man. And remember, God doesn’t want us to be condemned by anything or anyone; he wants us to run to Him about everything.
Stay in God’s Word! And in Prayer!
I Love you, Love,