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WHEN OUR PARENTS GET OLD…

Children, what shall we do when our parents get old?
Let’s remember these 3 basic facts of life:
 
1. We will reap what we sow. (Galatians 6: 7).
2. With the measure we use, it will be measured to us. (Luke 6: 38).
3. We will also get old someday.
 
Here are some food for thought, and for us to apply in our lives:
 
For our parents, let them grow old with the same love that they let you grow …
Let them speak and tell repeated stories with the same patience and interest that they heard yours as a child …
Let them overcome, like so many times when they let you win …
Let them enjoy their friends just as they let you …
Let them enjoy the talks with their grandchildren, because they see you in them …
Let them enjoy living among the objects that have accompanied them for a long time, because they suffer when they feel that you tear pieces of this life away …
Let them be wrong, like so many times you have been wrong and they didn’t embarrass you by correcting you …
 
LET THEM LIVE and try to make them happy the last stretch of the path they have left to go; give them your hand, just like they gave you their hand when you started your path!
 
Therefore, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right “Honor your mother and father ” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on earth.” (Ephesians 6: 1-3, Exodus 20: 12, Deuteronomy 5: 16).
 
To God be all glory!
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