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.