Hear my child and receive my sayings, and the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.
Thought of the Day
The actor Ossie Davis recently died. I really enjoyed his work, both as an actor and as a civil rights advocate. Once in an interview, Mr. Davis was asked whom it was in his life that made a great impact or difference, other than his parents. He quickly replied, “Well that would have to be Miss Betty, my third grade Sunday School teacher.” He went on to explain how she had helped raise him and teach him in the ways of wisdom and how she had led him in right paths. He concluded by saying, “Miss Betty has her handprints all over me.”
I love those words. Miss Betty had taught him and led him with loving hands all over him. She had shaped and molded him with those loving hands. Let me remind you of some good news. We all have someone in our lives that wants to have His handprints all over us. He wants to teach us wisdom and lead us on the right paths. He wants to shape and mold us. His name is Jesus.
Lord, Your loving hands comfort me. Amen.