August 29 – Devotional: Spiritual Heritage

I guess styles come and go, as I have pretty much stayed the same. I recently watched my son hang out with some of his friends at church. And I could not help but laugh. All four of them were wearing khaki shorts on a Sunday morning; I know that is wrong, but at least they were there. What I was laughing about is that one teenager was wearing bright blue socks, another red, a third neon yellow and the fourth one black- all while wearing shorts.

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I can assure you no self-respecting teenager of the 1980s would have been caught dead wearing colored socks with shorts. That is what old people did and we made fun of them for it.  But alas today, that is what it takes to be cool, that and $14 per pair. I can still buy a whole package of 12 pair of socks for $14.  I guess things aren’t the way they used to be.

But, I do hope one thing will stay the same for him – a spiritual heritage that he can call upon when things get tough. I had the privilege of growing up in a family that believed and followed Jesus. We always went to church, served the Lord and lived like we believed it. As a result, I came to know the Lord at an early age. For me, Psalm 71:5 is true which says, “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.”

He has been that for me, and I hope my son does the same. But even if you did not have that privilege, you can call on Him today and let Him be your hope and your trust.

Psalm 71:5

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.”

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