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Monday, October 6, 2008

A Carpenter's Son

While in the midst of discussing a child-challenge of a friend who is raising her son in the love, joy, knowledge and fear of the Lord it came to my own mind that Jesus' earthy father was a carpenter. I couldn't help but wonder of the significance. Being a parent must be like being a carpenter. There's a plan, a desired result, and a process of any given length or success in between. How reliant we must be upon the Designer of our children. How important it is that we inquire and listen for His intentions, what His desired result may be. Then the process of crafting a useful and beautiful item begins. Jesus grew in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man. I, for some reason, find a measure of joy and reassurance in that Jesus' own father here on earth was a carpenter.


Mary Lee said...

Hi Kathy,
I see you must have figured out the posting thing! I liked your analogy about how being a parent is a lot like a carpenter. No better example than Jesus. Hey, I finally was able to access your blog without going through BG's blog. I didn't realize that you put an "x" after fieldlily!

Kathy said...

Hmm. Would like to not have to use the "x", but it seems that without the x was already used. Call me at some point and maybe we can work it aaaalllll out!

Nancy said...

Recently, a friend gave me the movie Joshua to watch...It's about a traveling carpenter. Not what I would call totally scriptural, but definitely a great family movie.