Time Well-Spent

A certain man often referred to a special day in his childhood when his father took him fishing. The day was fixed in his adult mind, and he often reflected upon many of the things his father had taught him in the course of their fishing experience together.

After having heard of that particular excursion so often, it occurred to someone to check the journal that this man’s father had kept, and determine what had been said about the fishing trip from the father’s perspective. Turning to that date, the reader found only one sentence entered: “Gone fishing today with my son; a day wasted.”

Let us never underestimate the importance of time that a parent spends with a child! The value is immeasurable!

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”—Deuteronomy 6:6-7

 

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