Please hold…

One of ColorStorm’s best! How do I know? He said so.

And ColorStorm is right. It is an excellent post. See for yourself, and consider what it means to repent of a hard heart.

Then contemplate an old commandment, one that does not to have any relationship with ColorStorm’s post.

Exodus 20:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Have you remembered and honored your parents? To give us practice for honoring God, we begin by honoring our parents .

Why would we want to live to an old age? So we have time to learn what we did not understand when we were young.

The Lions Den

Uncle Paul calls you on the phone and tells you about his wife who was just taken ill. You get distracted, and tell him to ‘hang on a sec.’ He says: ‘take your time.’ You were 18 at the time.

70 years later, after a life of job hopping, military tours, ups, downs, family duties, hobbies, and the common affairs of life,  you find yourself in a hospital bed; hardly unable to move your right hand, you notice the phone (the one with the cord) is off the hook, and struggle to put it back, but first you put it to your ear and say ‘hello?’

Of course the voice on the other end is uncle Paul who says: ‘I’m here, I waited for you.’ Of course the phone drops immediately to the floor. And in that moment of unannounced honesty but bitter and unvarnished truth, you saw the revelation

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5 thoughts on “Please hold…

  1. Nice wrap with your ‘honouring’ parents Tom. It’s worthy of mention 3x.

    Since I changed url’s, I lost most of my readership, so your reblogging helps to establish new friends, one at a time.
    Glad u liked at, and adding color as well. 😉

  2. It really is a cool post, Tom! One of Colorstorm’s best for sure, and quite convicting too.

    I also thought of that commandment when I read it, and just how we’ve made such a mess of things culturally, tucking our elders away in retirement homes,sending a text rather than paying a visit.

    And of course half our political problems would probably be solved by now if the people on TV would just ask Uncle Paul’s opinion, rather then some 18 yr old starlet who can sing well. 🙂

    1. @IB

      There is some quote by Mark Twain I am trying to remember. It is about how as son grew from teenage to middle age he thought his Dad got much smarter.

      It would help if schools and the mass media did not have their own agenda about what they want our children to learn. I think that is where much of the generation gap come from.

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