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Vol.  10  No. 2 February 2008  Page 6
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Wisdom's Corner (Youth Page) By Mark McWhorter

Mark McWhorter

Mother and Father Forsake

    The love of a mother and father is one of the greatest and most forceful things in the world. In most instances, a mothers and fathers will do almost anything for their children. Parents also believe that they are parents as long as they live and as long as their children live.

However, sometimes parents will forsake a child. It may be because they do not have proper love. It may be because their child has done something that they cannot accept. The child may have done some terrible thing.

Yet, sometimes it may not be because the child has done something terrible. There are times that a parent may forsake a child for the wrong reason. A parent may not properly understand something the child has done or believes. In biblical times, many people did not believe in the One True God. They did not believe in Jesus. When a child decided to follow God, the parents may have forsaken the child.

“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up” (Psalm 27:10). David stated that even if his parents forsook him that God would not. God is our Heavenly Father. He will never forsake us if we are true to Him.

In Mark 10:29-30, we read, “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come eternal life.”

While parents may forsake a child for believing in Christ, that child will have many older Christians who will treat him as if he was their child. Other Christians his age will treat him as if he was a brother or sister, and younger Christians will look up to him as if he was their father. Best of all, the Heavenly Father will give that person eternal life in heaven.

Study your Bible. Learn how to love and obey God. Do not worry if someone you love will forsake you for doing what is right. There will be many Christians who will help you. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

More Than Enough to Eat

    In Matthew 14, we are told about Jesus feeding 5000 men and their wives and children. These people had followed Jesus into a desert area. It was evening, and everyone was hungry. Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fishes and fed the entire crowd.

    This was a great miracle. With very little food, Jesus had been able to feed a very large crowd. In fact, he made so much food that when everyone had eaten all that they wanted to eat, twelve full baskets of leftovers were collected. Jesus had made more food than everyone could eat. Jesus had not just made enough for what he knew the people could eat. He had more than what he knew they could eat.

    He does the same with spiritual blessings today (Ephesians 1:3). He has made available more blessings than we can ever use. In Ezekiel 34:26, he calls them “showers of blessings.” We can feed on his blessings continuously, and yet never use them up. There will always be more available.

    Make sure you know how to take advantage of all of the spiritual blessings God gives us. Read your Bible. Study it. Get the wisdom of God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

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