Sunday, August 15, 2010
My wife is working in the US for four years now. I was left alone to take care of our four kids. My eldest and second eldest are both working and my youngest son and our youngest daughter are both studying. I have problems disciplining my three sons for they already have minds of their own and they resent being chastised. My youngest son complained of lbm (loose bowel movement) the other day and said he could not go to school because of that. I left it at that and gave him medicines. Yesterday morning, he acted up again and marooned himself in our toilet for quite sometime, then went upstairs and did not come down again. Since I was busy blogging, I did not notice that he did not leave for school. I was just shocked when I saw him coming down already too late to attend school. I told him that he could not play with the computer for the whole day as punishment for skipping school. After I came back to the house after paying some bills and after going to the market to buy food, I saw him upstairs sound asleep. I felt pity for him and wanted to reassure him and say he could play the computer but I controlled myself knowing that it was for his own good. Then I remember how God could have felt the pain of disciplining us whenever we go astray. How His heart must have bled in compassion for the hurt we are enduring. But like myself with my son, God must withhold stopping the disciplinary actions against us lest He loses us forever. If He did not spare His only Son to save us all, what will He not do to save us from eternal damnation?
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Discipline, Loving Father, Trial, Pain, Steadfast Love, Cross, Symbol of God's Love, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla