Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Broome Family Update...

Hello everyone. It seems that it is getting increasingly difficult to post on the blog. Please bear with me, I am a work in progress (usually). My family is continuing the John Newton Challenge this week (see previous blogs), and I must admit that it is a difficult calling to lead the family. On Monday, we sat down to breakfast and I read Matthew 5:33-48. As I read this passage, I wondered how Jesus was feeling as He spoke to the multitude. Surely there were 3 year olds and 2 year olds running about. I wonder if they stopped whatever they were doing to listen to His words. As you might imagine, that didn't happen in the Broome house.
Life with little ones is challenging. I long for the day in which we can have a deep, thoughtful discussion of such pericopes. I can't wait for the difficult questions and life applications that we can sort through together. Still, I do understand that we are laying a foundation for our children.
For example, this week we are teaching Joshua Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned and fall short of God's glory." As we reviewed this verse, I couldn't help but think that someday my children would come to grips with this verse and realize their utter need for a Savior.
I have several friends who read the Bible with their children every day. To those friends - you are my heroes and I long to join you in your commitment. We definitely spend each night praying over our little ones - Joshua really likes to kneel and use his "praying hands" for these times. These are great times with the kiddos - but we know that God has an even greater calling for us - to impart His words to our children.
Here's a thought that helps drive us:
"Imagine your children reading the Bible each day because they've never known anything else. Imagine your grandchildren having time with God because your children have taught them." - Steve Wright
As I think about this, I can't help but be excited about the legacy we get to leave behind.

1 comment:

the broomes said...

I love you Fred Broome!!!! I am so blessed to be your wife and love how you are leading our family. Thank you for teaching and modeling Christ to Joshua and Anna Bell!!! I love the quote from Steve Wright...it really will be cool to see the legacy that we leave behind to our children and grandchildren of loving Jesus and spending time in His Word! Thanks for doing this in our family!