Two sessions at the “Weekend to Remember” were on parenting. Every once in a while, David and I would look at each other and say, “It’s too late for us.” Of course, Satan – the accuser, was right there reminding us of each time we failed.

I remember when our first baby was born. Mom was holding him, her first grandchild, and she said to me, “I made mistakes raising you kids and I’m sorry.” (I wasn’t sure what she was talking about!)

You never look at a newborn baby and think, “What a sinner you are!” No! You look at them in their innocence and purity and think, “I hope I don’t mess this up!” Today’s devotion was good news!

“God is my rear guard . . . I keep moving . . . at too fast a pace, and doing things incompletely. But God follows up and finishes what I’ve done in a halfway measure . . . If you’ve done your best, God will do the rest! . . . Trust . . . God to finish the job, pick up the broken pieces, and mend them into something wonderful and beautiful.”

Each generation does their best, following the instructions in the Bible.

Numbers 15:15, “Native born Israelites and foreigners are equal before the Lord and are subject to the same decrees. This is a permanent law for you, to be observed from generation to generation.” New Living Translation

Now my son is a father. Like Mom, I apologized for my mistakes. I made sure he knew that he would make mistakes, but God has it covered.

Dear Father God,

Thank You for being my rear guard. I see how you have worked in the lives of my children. You are a good, good father. Help me be patient as you pick up broken pieces and mend them into something wonderful.

In Jesus Name,


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