Today I’m sharing at Kaylene’s blog, in a month-long series on raising boys. I wrote the actual post a couple months back, but I was re-reading it today as I prepared to share it here. It’s no coincidence, in my mind, that this post is being shared immediately after the one where I shared that we’ve started back to church. I love when God works things out in such a manner. Anyway, on to the post…
Very quickly, and right before my eyes, my boys are turning into young men. My younger son has gained some independence over the past year, and my older son has passed me in height and has spent time away from home pursuing his passion. One thing that I’ve found to be extremely beneficial in their growth and development has been the presence of godly role models.
If I want my sons to grow to be godly men, I need to be sure they are surrounded by men who will be a model of excellence for them.
I love the verse in Luke 2, talking about Jesus’ growth and development. This is a verse we’ve prayed for our sons, trusting that God would work the same way in their lives:
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Our prayer for our sons has always been that God would provide just the right people, especially men, to speak wisdom and godliness into their lives. We had a very specific answer to this prayer during the month our older son was away.
Come on over to Kaylene’s to read about a very special role model that God provided, and some of the role models we’re blessed with in our day-to-day lives.