So how has the past week been for you? For me, it was loaded. But also it was a profound reminder of the need to value the relationships God has blessed each of us with.
First of all, last Wednesday was my birthday. I hadn’t planned on doing much to celebrate because I had a big weekend ahead. My wife and I went out to dinner, and that was the end of it.
When I arrived home from the office on Thursday, however, I saw about a half dozen cars parked outside. My wife and children had pulled one over on me. They had assembled a small gathering in my honor. The next day, Friday morning, we drove 500 miles to Virginia Beach, VA. My oldest son was scheduled to graduate from college on Saturday morning.
I enjoyed the time in Virginia being with my family and celebrating my son’s graduation. My wife and I were blessed to have all six of our children with us. We also had our three grandchildren with us in Virginia. You can see all of us in the photo accompanying this blog post.
The climax of the weekend was that Sunday, which happened to be Mother’s Day. We started the morning at a mega church my son attends. There, I witnessed one of the most phenomenal Mother’s Day services I have ever been a part of. The entire service was focused upon ministering to the mothers, no matter where they happened to be in life.
But the main point I want to underscore in this post is the time my wife and I shared with our children. This was so special to us. She could not have asked for a better Mother’s Day present. We bought very little gifts for her. The gifts she did receive paled in comparison to the special time we enjoyed together.
I said all of the above to say, let us learn to value the relationships God has blessed us with. Money and success in life have their place. But they can’t measure up to the benefits of having wholesome relationships with families, friends, and colleagues. These relationships are the kind of gifts that keep on giving.
First and foremost, I thank God for my personal relationship with Christ. Secondly, I thank Him for the relationships I have with those special people He has placed in my life. I value these more than any material thing on earth. Hopefully, you feel the same way.
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