The other night, I sat down at the dinner table: ‘Mum and Dad, serious question – what do you think of the idea of me working overseas?’
I was expecting an extensive analysis of expenses, my roots or loneliness.
But my parents’ reply was simple: ‘Well, it’s up to God. It’s about where He leads you.’
The reply was brief yet powerful, and I am ever so grateful that I have my family as my spiritual support. My family has more faith than me! My parents are more obedient to God’s will for my life, and are willing to let me go where He leads.
For in areas that I am lacking in faith and courage, I know my family does not. And it has reminded me of the importance of family, and specifically a family rooted in Christ.
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
for I give you good precepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.