Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise-- Ephesians 6:1-2
The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect his position as leader of their country. Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents and grandparents, regardless of whether or not they “deserve” honor.
If our faith in Christ is real, it will usually prove itself at home, in our relationships with those who know us best. Children and parents have a responsibility to each other. Children are to honor their parents even if the parents are demanding and unfair. Parents are to care gently for their children, even if the children are disobedient and unpleasant.
Ideally, of course, Christian parents and Christian children will relate to each other with thoughtfulness and love. This will happen if both parents and children put the others’ interests above their own—that is, if they submit to one another. At least that is what God’s plan for them is.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Danny McMillin passed away on Thursday. Visitation will be at Hays Memorial Chapel this Sunday between 5 & 7pm.
A Celebration of Life service will take place at Celebration Community Church on Monday at 10:30am followed by a lunch for friends and family.
Danny’s ashes will be interned at the Veteran’s cemetery in Wakeeney at 2pm.
If you would like to help prepare a dessert for the luncheon please contact Phoebe Ferlund at 785-635-8368