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Honor Your Parents

With Mothers Day just behind us and Fathers Day still coming I have been considering what I might try to convey and Ephesians 6 came to mind.   This is a concept that applies to 100% of the population because we all have a mother and a father.  


Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV)   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”


When you look at who we are it is safe to say that “we are all children” no matter our age.  We usually look at this scripture and view the children as a young individual.  But even for me being in my 60’s, I am still a “child to someone”.   I am lucky enough that my parents are still both alive.  That being the case I need to honor and respect them. So how do we do that?   First, we need to obey them since they probably have lived through what we are going though.     We should respect their guidance for our lives.  Second, I think it is important to spend time with them.   As we all age this appears to be very important and probably the best way to “honor our parents”.  Spending time with our parents is perhaps the best way to honor them.   That may very likely be what they need most. 


According to scriptures, there is a promise that comes with honoring our parents.  That promise is “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”  To me this seems like a good thing for all individuals concerned no matter the ages.

Anyway:  Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Fathers Day. 


Blessings to all the Moms and Dads!  We Love You Both!

Chet Wiswell, Elder.