We took a test today in Bible 8 and I am guessing Drew made a 100%. Last Friday night, he was stellar in our chorus performance and the day before, he led our WCS middle school football team to a playoff win. Why and I telling you this? Read the entry below from March 1, 2010 and you will understand.
I heard a great sermon yesterday. Actually, I heard three but two came from our minister, David Yasko, who I expect to preach powerfully. The unexpected one came from Drew, one of our third graders at Westbury Christian School. Drew, the son of Cindi, one of elementary teachers, has an older brother and a twin sister. But that's not all Drew possesses. During the greeting time in our morning worship service, I ran into him and asked how his day off from school on Friday had been. (We had no school due to the state private school basketball tournament in which our boys' and girls' teams were competing.) Drew told me he had a great day and being a teacher, I always employ the follow up question:
"What made it great?"
Without hesitation, Drew replied,
"I got to spend time with my father.''
I have no children of my own but I think I could write a how-to book on parenting from that young man's eight word response. In a society of neglect and abandonment and busyness, Drew's dad, Andrew, knows the key to a child's heart and destiny. He gave his child the most precious gift of all: his time. I don't know if they went to a movie, cleaned the garage, drove to the store, worked on school studies, or just sat around the house together: it doesn't matter. In the first recorded words of Jesus in Luke 2:49, the twelve year old asks Mary and Joseph why they were searching for Him in Jerusalem. The Savior wonders,
''Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (NKJV)
Last Friday, Drew's father's business was Drew. That is one precious commodity.
Applicable quote of the day:
"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow."
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